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All European Commission websites must be hosted on the '' domain and implement the global banner webtool.


  • for promotional purposes a ‘.eu’ web address can be reserved, registered and redirected to the website hosted on the ‘’ domain. See Promotional and Short URLs
  • exceptionally, where a site is jointly owned with a third party, it may be hosted outside the ‘’ domain. The address should be decided on with the third party, with preference given to the top-level domain ‘.eu’. DG Comm must validate this choice


European Commission websites are all websites owned by one of the European Commission departments (Directorates-General and , Executive Agencies and Service Departments).


A website is a collection of related web pages


A webpage is any content encoded in a hypertext formatted document (e.g. HTML). A webpage regroups web assets needed to convey an editorial message and the means to display it correctly.

We can identify two main types of webpages: