November 21, 2006; 06:18 AM
EURid lowers the registration and renewal fee for .eu domain names
from 10 to 5 euro.
EURid, the registry for .eu domain names, has decided to lower the
fees associated with owning a .eu domain name. As of January 1st 2007,
the price for registering a domain name and the annual renewal fee will
be 5 euro as opposed to today’s 10 euro.
This substantial reduction is possible thanks to the huge interest
in .eu and the high number of registrations. Note that this fee, set by
EURid, is charged to the accredited .eu registrars and that they in
turn set the prices for their customers. Many registrars bundle their
services also to include web hosting and email packages, for instance.
However, EURid is convinced that the price reduction will be carried
forward and that end users will also benefit from reduced registration
and renewal rates, given the competition between registrars.
“EURid is now following up on its promise to reduce the fees after
one year of operation. We hope this will stimulate more users to see
the advantage of having a true European Internet presence by choosing a
.eu domain name,” says Marc Van Wesemael, managing Director of