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Introduced3 December 2014.[1]
TLD typeSponsored top-level domain
Intended useBasque language
Registration restrictionsUnknown
DocumentsICANN Document
Registry websitedotEUS

.eus is the top-level domain for the Basque language. The abbreviation eus comes from the Basque endonym euskara, meaning "Basque language". Previously to its creation, .eu (European Union) domain was also used for this purpose, although unofficially.

In 2008, dotCYMRU, dotEUS, dotSCOT, and dotBZH formed ECLID. On 10 June 2013, ICANN approved the creation of the domain.[2] Use of the domain name was restricted until March–April 2014. However, ICANN facilitated an eus qualified launch program that allowed certain websites to claim a .eus domain before this General Registration date.[3]

As of March 2020, there were 10,030 active domains in the .eus domain zone.[4]

Restrictions for Use[edit]

To read about restrictions regarding who and which entities may apply for a .eus domain, see this document, belonging to Puntueus Fundazioa, an internet service provider in San Sebastian, Spain.


  1. ^ .eus - ICANNWiki
  2. ^ La ICANN aprueba la utilización del dominio .EUS en internet
  3. ^ ".eus qualified launch program". ICANN. ICANN. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Domain zone statistics". www.domains-monitor.com.

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