openPR Logo
Press release

direct/ EUrid (SE) - Two thirds of the online Europeans are aware of .eu

04-06-2007 06:28 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: EURid

Just one year after its launch, almost two thirds (63%) of the European online population are aware of the .eu Internet top level domain name and 45 % know that they, as residents of EU, can get their own .eu domain name. These are some of the findings of a survey conducted by the independent company, InSites, on behalf of EURid.

"The registration growth has been exceptional and the increasing awareness of .eu domain names has played a significant role in this," Patrik Lindén, EURid´s Communications Manager, commented.

Further statistics show that almost half of those surveyed associate a .eu website or email address with something "European", 25% do not pay attention to the top level domain while surfing and 10% believe that .eu domains have an "international" feel.

Residents of the Czech Republic, Poland, Luxembourg, Greece, The Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark are the most .eu-aware while those in Finland, France, Hungary, Spain and the UK are lagging behind.

Strong growth
With 2.6 million registrations in a year, .eu is now Europe´s third-largest name space, behind .de (Germany) and .uk (Great Britain) and is slightly ahead of .nl (The Netherlands). Internationally, .eu is only surpassed by .info, .org, .net and .com.

About 30 percent of .eu domain names have been registered by private individuals while companies and organisations have acquired the rest. German users have the largest slice of the .eu cake, with over 795 000 .eu registered domain names. The next most enthusiastic subscribers to the new top-level domain have been the citizens of the UK with just above 439 000 .eu domain names registered, followed by the Dutch with slightly more than 320 000 names.

See the EURid website for more details on the survey:,en/

About EURid - The European Registry of Internet Domain Names
Eurid is the not-for-profit organization appointed by the European Commission to register and manage .eu domain names. EURid was founded in April 2003, with headquarters in Brussels and regional offices in Stockholm, Prague and a planned further office in Italy. The founding members,, NIC-SE, and IIT CNR, operate the country top-level domains for Belgium (.be,) Sweden (.se) and Italy (.it) respectively. The registries Arnes (Slovenian domain, .si,) CZ-NIC (Czech domain, .cz) and the European chapter of the Internet Society, ISOC, are associated members.
See also:

For further information, please contact
Patrik Lindén, Communications manager at EURid or +46 70 550 71 98

The announcement distributed by directnews.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release direct/ EUrid (SE) - Two thirds of the online Europeans are aware of .eu here

News-ID: 17963 • Views: 1091

More Releases from EURid

direct/ EURid (SE) - Use of .eu domain names up 23% during third quarter
Registrations and renewals demonstrate strength of .eu domain Brussels, 19 November 2007 - EURid, the European registry for .eu, is pleased to announce that registrations for the .eu top-level Internet domain continued to grow during the third quarter of this year. - New registrations stayed strong, with an average of 2760 new .eu domain names registered each business day during the month of September. - Third-quarter renewal rates stayed above
direct/ EURid - Dot eu welcomes dot asia to the Internet
New .asia domain reflects growing interest in regional web addresses Brussels, 5 October 2007 - EURid, the European registry for .eu, welcomes the arrival of .asia to the Internet. The pioneering .eu domain, which is available to 490 million Europeans in 27 countries, was the first top-level Internet domain for a broad, multi-country region. The launch of .asia next week reflects the growing interest in regional top-level domains, which some regional
direct / EURid - 702 684 new .eu Internet domain names in first four hours after …
Press release, Brussels, April 7, 2006 Since 11:00 this morning, anyone within the European Union has been able to register an available .eu domain name on a first come first served basis. During the first four hours EURid - the not-for-profit organisation operating the Internet top level domain .eu - received 702 684 new registrations. From December, when .eu first opened, until now it has only been possible for holders of

All 4 Releases

More Releases for European

23rd European Nephrology Conference
23rd European Nephrology Conference is the world’s leading conference for Nephrology professionals to gather and contribute their research for developing the new techniques in the field of Nephrology. Nephrology Conferences offers over 30 sessions from different areas in the field of Nephrology in the form of Keynote, Plenary and workshop sessions including oral and poster presentations. Nephrology Conferences which is going to be held in global & ancient city Rome, Italy
27th European Cardiology Conference
27th European Cardiology Conference Details: With the successful completion of 20th European Cardiology Conference, the Cardiology Conferences in 2018 meet is proud to announce that its 3 day 27th European Cardiology Conference (Euro Cardiology 2018) will be held in Rome, Italy during October 22-24, 2018.The conference will be the world’s best platform for all the cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, medical practitioners, research scholars and clinical research organizations to encourage and explore the modern
European Grape Market 2017
Apex Research, recently published a detailed market research study focused on the "European Grape Market" across the global, regional and country level. The report provides 360° analysis of "European Grape Market" from view of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries. The research report analyses and provides the historical data along with current performance of the global European Grape industry, and estimates the future trend of European Grape market on
4th European Biopharma Congress
Biopharmaceuticals Conference Series Conference Series has been instrumental in conducting international Biopharmaceuticals meetings for several years, and very excited to expand Europe, America and Asia Pacific continents. Previous meetings were held in major cities like San Francisco, Baltimore, with success the meetings again scheduled in continents. 4th European Biopharma Congress, is scheduled to be held during November 09-11, 2017; at Vienna, Austria. The opportunity in biopharmaceuticals is big and growing too
20th European Cardiology Conference
Euro Cardiology 2017 invites all the cardiologists, Scientists, Professors, Research scholars, Industrial Professionals, Cardiac surgeons at 20th European Cardiology Conference is going to be held in Budapest, Hungary during October 16-18, 2017. With the support of Euro Cardiology 2016 Organizing Committee Members, the CME accredited 20th European Cardiology Conference is scheduled to be held in Budapest, Hungary during October 16-18, 2017. Cardiology Conferences will lay a platform for world-class professors, cardiologists
18th European Diabetes Congress
It takes us immense pleasure to announce the conference that 18th European Diabetes Congress which is going to be held during July 17-18, 2017 at Lisbon, Portugal. Euro Diabetes 2017 conference will focus on the latest and exciting innovations in all areas of Diabetes research which offers a unique opportunity for investigators across the globe to meet, network, and perceive new scientific innovations. This year’s annual congress highlights the theme, “Diabetes