Domain Registration and Transferring: EU


The .EU Registry maintains the following list of General Eligibility requirements, one of which must be met in order to qualify to register a .EU domain:

  • Be an undertaking having its registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community.

  • Be an organization established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law.

  • Be a natural person resident within the European Community.

For a list of the countries within the European Community, see:


Before we can initiate the transfer of your domain name registration to HostPapa, you must first:

  1. Ensure your contact information on your domain is up to date.

  1. Obtain your domain’s Transfer Authorization Code or “Auth Code” from your current registrar.

Once we submit your transfer request and you have approved the transfer email with your “Auth Code”, the transfer request is then sent to the registry. In most cases, the transfer is completed automatically. If not, HostPapa will notify you by email.

The registry performs random verification checks to ensure transfer requests are valid. In most cases, the verification process is straightforward and the transfer is completed within five days. If the registry requires further information to validate the transfer, they will contact you, the registrant, directly and you will then have five days to respond.

Unlocking your domain

Sometimes, you will need to unlock your domain to start the transfer process. Find out how to unlock your domain at various domain registrars below:

Network Solutions

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Click here to learn how to do it.

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