National activity

The Restena Foundation coordinates national online resources for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Restena's DNS-LU service is responsible for management of .lu domain names. DNS-LU is responsible for:

  • guaranteeing the accessibility of .lu domain names from any internet point;
  • national coordination of the registration policy;
  • producing registration systems and procedures, rules and instructions;
  • managing and organising all technical aspects of registration;
  • signing agreements with registrars;
  • representing .lu in international workgroups and organisations;
  • keeping track of technological developments in the domain names field.

DNS-LU is not:

  • a legal authority to be involved in disputes or claims associated with domain names;
  • a legislator in internet law;
  • an internet service provider;
  • a body to be consulted in the choice of registrar or internet service provider.

International relations
It should be noted that there are a growing number of international meetings involving different domain name registration bodies in Europe. Therefore, DNS-LU is increasingly involved in international relations.

DNS-LU is a founding member of the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR -, the aim of which is to represent the interests of domain name authorities in Europe. The objective is to encourage cooperation between national domain name authorities and to get them involved in actions relating to matters of common interest.

As a result of its mission, DNS-LU is involved in developments and innovations in the internet field through its contribution to organisations such as the International Engineering Task Force (IETF - and Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE - These workgroups give parties involved in technical aspects of the internet the opportunity to share their experiences within the context of the introduction of new services and standards. Beside DNS-LU is a member of the Country Code Naming Supporting Organisation (ccNSO - which is the policy development body for a range of global ccTLD issues within the ICANN structure. It is responsible for developing and recommending to the Board global policies relating to country-code top-level domains.

In addition, the RESTENA network belongs to the global research community communication infrastructure and makes this accessible nationally to all education and research partners. The Restena Foundation has been involved in all the major international research network development projects since 1991. It represents Luxembourg in the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA -, is a shareholder of the National Research and Educational Network Policy Committee (NREN-PC - of GÉANT. GÉANT network is the largest and most advanced R&E network in the world, connecting over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe and supporting all scientific disciplines.