Domain Names

There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.


Country code top-level domain name: .hu 

Sub-domains:;;;;; (for a complete list, please consult:

Applicant: for top-level domains: EU citizens, legal entities operating in the EU and owners of national trademarks or trademarks granted protection in Hungary; for sub-domains: any natural person or legal entity (except the SLD, under which only trademark holders can register domain names).

Restriction as to nationality: no, but only EU citizens or EU resident companies may apply for top-level domains, unless the applicant has a valid trademark in Hungary. 

Local presence: not required, but must have a local administrative contact.

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration, unless the applicant is a non-EU resident. 

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: depends on appointed Registrar (usually one year).

Renewal/maintenance: depends on appointed Registrar (usually one year, renewable).

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the Arbitration Court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none, but an Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure (ADR) is available.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Council of Hungarian Internet Providers (CHIP). 

Internet address: