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
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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