According to this article, EurID has confirmed that resellers will not be allowed to sell .eu domain names. EurID is the registry for all .eu domains, which should be available for registration in 2006.
Resellers have been blamed for a number of domain hijackings. I think it’s hard enough to maintain quality standards for the hundreds of true ICANN accredited domain registrars. I love the competition and the low prices it brings, but I’m tired of registrars with broken web sites, poor customer support, and non-standardized regulations. Resellers only make it worse. Granted, some resellers do a better job than some of the accredited registrars. But a higher percentage of resellers than accredited registrars create problems.