New changes mean .EU domain names will expire on the same day and month you registered your domain.

If you own a .eu domain name then the way your .eu domain renews is changing. Following changes made by EURid, the European registry for .eu domains, from today, 3rd August 2015, .eu domains will expire on the same day and month your domain was originally registered on.

The change simplifies the way .eu domains renew, bringing .eu in line with the way other domains, like .uk and .com, work. So if you have a bunch of domains then you can now renew them all at the same time. Saving time and hassle.

Example of new .eu domain expiry

Say you registered for one year.

Date Registered: 14 March 2015

Under the old system. Your .eu domain expired 2 days before the end of the month:

Old expiry date: 30 March 2016

With the new system, your .eu domain now expires one year after it was first renewed, matching your billing cycle:

New expiry date: 14 March 2016

New .eu domain renewal grace period

.eu domains now have a new 25 day renewal grace period.

Under the old system any .eu domain which expired was automatically deleted. The good news is under the new system any .eu domain which expires will now enter a 25 day renewal grace period. This grace period allows you to renew your .eu domain name if you’ve changed your mind, or the expiry was accidental.

New .eu restoration period

Along side the new expiry date and new renewal grace period, there’s now a new 40 day restoration period for .eu domains. The new 40 day period allows you to restore your .eu domain name after its deleted at the end of the 25 day renewal grace period. So even in the rare even you’ve missed all the expiry warning and the renewal grace period you can still renew your domain for another period.

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