EURid, the company that runs the .eu domain registry, has announced the hiring of a new CTO. EURid's new CTO has been announced as Nathan Meurrens. Meurrens was most recently Manager of Digital Architecture for NTT-DATA in Belgium. He has previously held a variety of roles in various IT companies in his native Belgium going back more than 20 years. His predecessor, Peter … [Read more...] about EURid Hire New CTO
The .eu domain name registry, EURid, announced on Thursday at their annual registrar event that they would be raising their prices from next year. From January 1st 2023 the wholesale price of .eu domain names will rise by 25c. The price rise will impact registrations, renewals, transfers and activation fees across both .eu and its IDN extensions. The rise is 6.25%. While … [Read more...] about EURid to Raise Prices
EURid operates the .eu registry under contract to the European Commission. It's a contract that they need to tender for every few years. Back in October of last year the EC awarded the contract to EURid again and they recently signed it. Under the terms of the new contract they'll be running .eu for 5 years and there is a possibility of the contract being extended by a further … [Read more...] about EURid Signs New Contract for EU
EURid has announced who the new General Manager will be. Peter Janssen will be taking over as General Manager, replacing Marc Van Wesemael who is retiring later this year. Janssen is currently EURid's CTO and has been with the company since its formation to run the .eu ccTLD. Sandra Hoferichter, Chair of the Board says: “We are convinced that Peter’s long-standing … [Read more...] about EURid Announce New Head Honcho
EURid has won the tender bid to operate the .eu domain for a further 5 years until 2027. The official announcement was made by the Belgium based company on Monday, though they'd informally announced that they had the winning bid at the Web Awards last Friday night. "We feel honoured to have been chosen to continue to serve the .eu stakeholders," stated "EURid is an … [Read more...] about EURid Wins Bid to Keep Registry Contract
On July 1st any domain names that were impacted by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Brexit, were moved to a status of "WITHDRAWN". This means that not only is the domain no longer "in zone" but it's also no longer in the original registrar's control either. This is yet another step in the process that the European Commission decided on in order for .eu domain names that had … [Read more...] about Brexit Impacted EU Domains Now “Withdrawn”. What Next?
From January 1st 2021 the UK is no longer part of the European Union and consequently .eu domain names can no longer be registered or held by UK individuals or businesses. EURid, the .eu domain name registry, operate the registry under contract to the European Commission, so they are bound by whatever rules the EC put on them (within reason). Over the last couple of years … [Read more...] about EURid Tweaks Post-Brexit Handling of Impacted Domains
The EU Commission has been forced to cancel its call for tender to run the .eu domain name registry. The .eu domain name registry is operated under contract for the European Commission and the whole shooting party is governed by a complex hodge podge of European regulations and laws. One could argue that the EC took a very hard line with their treatment of .eu domain holders … [Read more...] about EU Commission Forgets Brexit; Forced to Cancel Call For Registry Tender
EURid commissioned a study to get data on how .eu domain names are being used. That isn't particularly original, as many of the domain name registries have done that over the years using data from a variety of different sources and services. There are several companies that offer services in this space that can give you quite a bit of information about how domains and other … [Read more...] about How are EU Domains used?
EURid, who operate the .eu ccTLD domain registry, have released their Q1 2020 report. The report covers the period up until the end of March 2020 (obviously), so it does not show the full impact of COVID-19 on domain registrations or renewals. The report for Q2 should make for interesting reading! So what does the report show for Q1? Registrations are up 15% compared … [Read more...] about EURid Q1 Results Show Growth