Long awaited, the Service Concession Contract to operate the .eu registry was signed yesterday (Oct. 12). Now the European Commission will formally notify ICANN of the selected registry operator allowing official negotiations to commence between EURid and ICANN to have .eu put in the root.
According to the press release, registrations could begin in six to nine months. Meanwhile, EURid will work on the initial Registration Policy for .eu, and on finalising the .eu Registrar agreement and the Registrant Terms and Conditions.
If someone knows where this contract is available, I would be happy to read it.
[Spotted on Domaines.info]
See also .eu Domain Name Contract Signed: Registration Could Begin in Six to Nine Months on Circle ID.