EU.org general policy
The following recursively applies to all subdomains of EU.org.
There are additional rules for direct subdomains.
Though the service is mostly geared towards non-profit and not-for-profit organizations and individuals, small commercial sites are accepted, but they are VERY STRONGLY asked to do so only as a very last resort (please consider reserving a domain from of the ICANN-accredited registrars at InterNIC), unless of course they support EU.org goals.
Since Europe is not the only place where national NIC policies are a problem, non-european sites are welcome.
It is advised that owners of subdomains obtain necessary administrative authorizations from the site(s) hosting their nameservers or machines in the domain.
Subdomain managers willing to provide registration to third parties in their domain have an obligation to:
- Provide registration for free or for a minimal fee
- The registration fee, if any, MUST be minimal and must only cover costs in DIRECT RELATION with the registration and management of the zone file(s) and server(s). Using registration fees to fund any of the following is explicitly excluded :
Registration in a given subdomain can be reserved to the members of an organization with a subscription fee, but the subdomain registration should not be the primary service provided by the organization to its paying members.
- software development work (even DNS-related);
- Be equitable to all groups in the domain that request domain names
Compliance to Internet standards
Subdomain owners must comply with Internet standards (RFCs). This includes, but is not limited to:
Subdomain owners are also required not to spam (issue mass unsolicited email or news postings) and not to provide tools to help spamming.
- name of subdomains
- e-mail software
- nameserver software
InterNIC rules regarding trademarks apply:
Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name and any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using
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