When .eu was first introduced in 2005, domain internationalization had barely begun. The Internet Engineering Task Force didn’t create an IDN working group until 2008, .eu, the TLD for the European Union, was one of the TLDs to offer internationalized domain names.
Now EurID, the .eu registry, is able to offer .ею (or .xn--e1a4c in Punycode) as the Cyrillic alphabet version of .eu.
With the introduction of .ею, new registrations of .eu domains in the Cyrillic alphabet will no longer be accepted. Registrations of domains in .ею will by in Cyrillic characters only, and current owners of “mixed” .eu domains, that is, Cyrillic alphabet domain names in .eu as opposed to .ею, will have three years to migrate to .ею free of charge, after which all “mixed” .eu domains (that is, that contain Cyrillic characters before the dot but are the non-Cyrillic .eu after the dot) will be removed by EurID.
But don’t put it off. Now, as Gandi offers new .ею registrations, is as good a time as any to get your Cyrillic domain name for .ею.
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