By Matt / September 12th, 2014
This is being provided as a public service announcement and any queries should be addressed to your domain registrar.
On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from one (1) to ten (10) years. Domain names registered on 29 February will always expire on 28 February.
This change has been incorporated into new versions of the .eu Terms and Conditions and .eu Registrar Agreement, which will go into effect on 15 September, when the new registration platform is launched. New versions of these documents in all languages are available below.
For existing domain names - those registered before 15 September 2014 - registrars have been given the option to apply the new expiry date approach or to keep the existing system whereby domain names expire at the end of the month.
The default option, which sees domain names expire at the end of the month, will apply to all registered domain names whose registrars do not indicate their preference by 15 September 2014.
As is already the case, transfers will not change the expiry day but will add an extra year to the registration term of a domain name.
For further details, please see the original announcement @ http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jul-2014/new-expiry-date-eu-domain-names-15-september-2014
Specific to ResellerClub Users
There will be a maintenance window for .EU registrations of 3 days starting today, 12th September 2014 through 15th September 2014. During the downtime, it will not be possible to perform any transactions on .EU domain names with ResellerClub. As a result:
> New registrations will be queued and processed once the downtime is over
> Any system changes/renewals/transfers will fail and will need to be resubmitted when the downtime is over
For further details, please refer to http://blog.resellerclub.com/2014/09/04/eu-registry-downtime-notice-changes-to-eu-lifecycle/