Public in rush to grab .eu domain names

7th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

7 April 2006, BRUSSELS — More than 500,000 European nationals applied for a .eu internet domain name between 11am and 1.30pm on Friday.

7 April 2006

BRUSSELS — More than 500,000 European nationals applied for a .eu internet domain name between 11am and 1.30pm on Friday.

The figures were supplied by EURid, the organization which administers the European domain names.

Websites have been able to apply since December last year for .eu address, but in the first phase, only businesses and owners of registered trade marks could lodge an application.

There were 343,000 applications lodged since December and almost 25,000 are already online.

And the opening of the domain name to the public on Friday has also proven a success, as was expected, Belgian daily newspaper 'De Standaard' reported.

EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding said the success demonstrates that the .eu domain name is reliable alternative for .com or national domain names.

European institutes will adjust their email and web addresses on 9 May, otherwise known as Europe Day.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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