Following the adoption of the new .eu top level domain name by the European Parliament in April 2002, the European Commission decided in January 2005 that all EU institutions, bodies and agencies would be identified on the Internet using third level domain names under ‘’.


On 9 May 2006 , in line with the Commission’s decision, the OHIM’s website – OAMI ONLINE – changed its address to .


In order to ensure a smooth transition from the old address to the new one, all requests made over a one year period using the previous ‘’ domain name have been redirected automatically to the Office’s official website. The same has been true for e-mails sent using the old format, with automatic redirection of the message to the intended recipient.


As of 9 May 2007 , this redirection service will be discontinued and the website will only be accessible using the correct address



(OHIM Newsletter)