Criteria regarding the Domain Applicants
- Domain applicants can be legal entities as well as natural persons over 18 years of age.
- Citizens and legal entities of the European Union, the Council of Europe, the EEA or EFTA member states, as well as the countries bordering Hungary, can apply for the domain directly under .hu (eg something.hu). The list of countries can be found here.
- Citizens of any country can apply for a domain name under a second level public domain (eg something.co.hu).
- To register a domain, you must provide a Hungarian postal address.
The detailed rules for domain applicants are detailed here.
Formal requirements for a domain name, characters
The domain name can be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters and can contain lowercase letters of the Latin and Hungarian alphabets, numbers, and hyphens.
The exact rules are detailed here.
Names that cannot be registered or can only be registered by certain organizations
There is a quite a bit of freedom for applicants to choose names under .hu, but there are some restrictions.
These are briefly summarized below. Please find the detailed description here.
- Protected names
There are names that cannot be registered under any public domain, so neither directly under the .hu nor under a second level (eg co.hu, info.hu, etc.) public domain.
At the same time, there are names that cannot be registered as .hu domains, but can be registered under one of the second-level public domains. Details.
- Settlement names
Only the local government is entitled to register a .hu domain name that is identical to the Hungarian or official minority language name of a settlement. Details
- Country names
Only the official Hungarian representative of the given country is entitled to register a domain name that is the same as the name of the country (in Hungarian and English).
Technical conditions of the domain registration
According to the Domain Registration Rules, the technical conditions for the operation of the domain must be met at the time of submitting the application and continuously thereafter. Registrars provide these, so a domain applicant typically doesn’t have to deal with this if they don’t want to.
The detailed technical conditions of the domain operation are detailed here.