direct / EURid - 702 684 new .eu Internet domain names in first four hours after .eu opened to the public
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 prior rights, for instance a trademark, to apply for a .eu names. EURid has received more than 300 000 such applications, many of which are already in active use. But from today no prior right is needed and the process of getting a .eu domain name is much simpler.
"We are satisfied to see that the interest in .eu has been so large and that many already regard .eu as a useful complement to Internet´s national top level domain names," says Marc Van Wesemael, the Managing Director of EURid.
The more than 1 000 accredited registrars who assist potential domain name holders in registering domain names were quite keen to start registering. During the first hour .eu domain names were being registered at an average speed of 76 per second.
The first domain names to be registered today were:
See list of top-3 countries of registrants for the first 4 hours.
Great Britain 176 668 domain names
Germany 138 085 domain names
The Netherlands 100 445 domain names
On EURid´s website the statistics page is updated every 15 minutes making it possible to follow the development of .eu. See www.eurid.eu or http://status.eurid.eu directly for statistics.
About EURid - The European Registry of Internet Domain Names
EURid is a not-for-profit organisation appointed by the European Commission to register and manage .eu domain names. EURid was founded on April 8, 2003, with headquarter in Brussels. Regional offices will be established in Stockholm, Pisa and Prague. The founding members, DNS BE, NIC SE, IIT CNR, operate the country top-level domains for Belgium (.be), Sweden (.se) and Italy (.it). The registries Arnes, for the Slovenian domain (.si) and CZ NIC, for the Czech domain (.cz) are associated members.
See more on the web site www.eurid.eu
For further information, please contact:
Patrik Lindén, EURid´s Communications Manager, at +32 (0)2 401 27 93 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - 702 684 new .eu Internet domain names in first four hours after .eu opened to the public here
News-ID: 7478 • Views: 1054
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 (SE) - Two thirds of the online Europeans are aware of .eu
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
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