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Advocate General advises EU Should Strip Domain Name From U.S. Entity

 10:41 am on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Advocate General Verica Trstenjak has advised a non-resident is not allowed to circumvent the rules on eligibility by simply using a third party based in the EU.


... a non-resident undertaking cannot be allowed to circumvent the rules on eligibility by obtaining registration of a .eu domain name by means of a legal construction such as the commissioning of a third party organization that is established in the European Union and thus an eligible party



 9:17 pm on May 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

Big ramifications if the ECJ backs this suggestion. One of the biggest non-EU cyberwarehousers in .eu dropped around 20K domains in the last month but it doesn't seem to be related to this.



 3:15 am on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is the press release from the ECJ:

While it specifically mentions the Lensworld case, there is a paragraph that arguably nukes all front companies that have been set up by non-EU domainers and speculators.


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