There will not be a Sunrise period to guarantee protection of existing trademarks. The registry has chosen to use the "first-come, first-served" approach. This means that if you already own a domain name in its unaccented version, you will not be given priority for buying the same domain in its accented version. For more information on .EU Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), we recommend visiting their FAQ on the topic.
You can already start placing your accented .EU domain order requests at Gandi! All pre-registration requests will be sent to the registry (in the order that we received them) on December 10th. Orders that cannot be completed will be fully refunded. To pre-register an accented .EU domain name at Gandi, simply write it in its accented form in the domain name search box on Gandi's home page.
As a reminder, the IDN System is specified by RFC standards 3490, 3491 and 3492. This system is now recognized by all modern web browsers (ex. http://www.스타벅스코리아.com). However when using IDNs for email, only the encoded version (below) is recognized at present. It is not possible, for example to have an email address like ryan@스타벅스코리아.com.
Technically, the "special" characters are encoded using a conversion table. This is why an IDN domain name will begin with the four characters: xn––. For example: bébé.eu becomes xn-–bb-bjab.eu. So ryan@bébé.eu would become ryan@xn-–bb-bjab.eu for use in email.
IDNs are also now available on a first-come, first-served basis!