By allowing .eu domains to be registered without any nameservers is Eurid breaking the rules? … [Read more...] about Is Eurid Breaking the rules?
Archives for April 2006
Remember that domain you wanted to get under sunrise 1 or 2 that Eurid rejected? Well it seems those domains are going to be released in a new "landrush" on June 7th. The problem of the squatters and the phantom registrars, however, as not been dealt with, so whether or not anyone will really gain from this is debatable. In their defence Eurid adds: It has been suggested … [Read more...] about Eurid To Run Another Landrush
Frank Michlick points to an article in today's Washington Post that discusses domain typos in more detail. Although the article does not mention .eu domains directly it isn't hard to see what can happen if the examples cited are to go by: The Post, using a software tool created by the Microsoft Research division, found hundreds of active Web sites showing Google ads at … [Read more...] about Google et al monetise typos
According to domain blog it may be possible to register domain names that the Commission has blocked: With a good reason it is possible to ask for reserved names The European Commission has reserved a number of .eu domain names that are consequently not available for registration. However, should there be organisations or private persons wishing to register some of these … [Read more...] about Blocked / Reserved Names
According to some sources the EU commission may be taking action to stem the abuse of the EU namespace. Unfortunately coverage of this potential action has been limited, so it is not clear if any action is being considered. … [Read more...] about EU Commission May Take Action Against .eu abuse
Domain monetisers employ many tricks to draw traffic to their websites. One of them is using typographical errors, which can be due to people either typing in the wrong address (bad typing) or simply not being sure of the spelling. A quick look at some of the bigger brand names reveals at least one prominent typo squat in the .eu namespace: gooogle.eu - note the three o's … [Read more...] about Typo Squats
The .eu dispute resolution mechanism is called ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution). You can find more information about the system and how to avail of it on the dedicated site Funnily enough Eurid have registered the domain adr.eu, but for some odd reason have not created any DNS entries nor are they actively using it. Unfortunately nobody seems to have told the web designers … [Read more...] about Eurid On Disputes
Before you do anything else you should check who has registered the .eu domain you are interested in. Unfortunately this might not be an easy task. While Eurid offer a traditional whois lookup and a web-based form the quality of the data provided is not particularly good, nor is it uniform. If the information is available you should try to identify the following … [Read more...] about Checking Who Registered a .eu
If you want to keep track of how many .eu domains have been registered to date, with a breakdown by "country" Eurid maintains a status page which is updated every 15 minutes … [Read more...] about How Many EU domains are registered?
Although the domain intended for European citizens is still in its infancy it has already provoked a lot of controversy. According to some analysts a very high percentage of the registrations during both the sunrise periods and landrush were speculative. … [Read more...] about About