Changes To .HU Domain Registration Rules

New registration policies for .HU domain names came into effect on 1 June 2011 with the main change seeing a shortening of the registration procedure for the Hungarian ccTLD’s domain names.

Previously “a unique registration mechanism meant that it took at least two weeks to register a ‘.hu’ domain name, which the applicant could not use until its final registration” reports the International Law Office website, a significant disadvantage as it was much easier and quicker for registrants to register domains in other TLDs.

“The Hungarian system remains unique in enabling IP rights holders to prevent potential serious infringements before the final registration of a domain name. However, the period within which a trademark owner may object to the final registration of a domain name has been reduced.”

For more details on the changes to .HU registration procedures, check out www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=bb828be3-0db8-4394-8ee9-b29a838194a3.

Europe Registry logoTo register your .HU domain name under the new procedures, check out Europe Registry here.