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Most of the sites don't even mention any price whatsoever! Of course, it doesn't matter for people working for big companies, as they won't be paying for the costs of the domain names themselves, but I need to know how much it'll cost before I pre-register a domain name. I think it's ridiculous these sites don't mention any price - all they want to do is trap people into pre-registering no doubt and then charge them huge sums for their domains.
Surely the .eu domain is not going to be as expensive as £100+? Will there be cheaper registrars coming on board?
Perhaps you might ask the authority for an explanation and report back on the official reasons?
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[edited by: tedster at 7:09 pm (utc) on June 29, 2005]
I don't see notification of the start of the sunrise period on the EURid site though.
Found this document on Google [eurid.eu...] which tells that the yearly registration/renewal fee is expected to be 10 Euros (provisional) for their accredited registrars, but with additioonal fees up to 85 Euros for sunrise applications.
(You have to download the whole PDF to look at page 44, Google crashes on the "view as html" link).
Wish the EU could do something without their time and money-wasting bureacracy for once.
Have spent another couple of hours looking and can't find any registrar for less than €100 a domain name.
Anybody dug one up yet?
Sunrise 1 Public Body (18+50€)
Sunrise 1 TradeMark (18+60€)
Sunrise 2 Company (18+100€)
No Sunrise (18€)
The second amount is for PW (Price Waterhouse Belgium) to validate the authenticity of your claim to the name.
From there you can find the one with the best offer.
Here is the direct link: (Don't sure if this is ok to do or not. Guess I will find out.)