JMBM IP Update: Warehoused “.EU” Domain Names To Be Made Available for Re-Registration

EURid, the registry administering the “.eu” domain has announced that it has blocked 74,000 “.eu” domain names and issued legal proceedings against 400 registrars for breach of contract for registering domain names in the names of phantom companies under the registrars’ control. Such action would violate the “.eu” registrar agreement, which forbids warehousing practices. EURid plans to make the suspended domain names available for new registration following the conclusion of the proceedings. Please let us know if your company has sought registration of domain names in the “.eu” domain and been blocked so that we may assist you with their recapture or acquisition.

For more information, contact Rod Berman at 310.201.3517 or RBerman@jmbm.com.