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On July 1st any domain names that were impacted by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Brexit, were moved to a status of "WITHDRAWN".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 about Brexit Impacted EU Domains Now “Withdrawn”.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
EURid, who run the .eu domain name registry, have been having issues over the last few days which are the result of a number of denial of service attacks. The registry's services were degraded from the morning of Friday 24th April through until Monday. Services returned to normal, but unfortunately it looks like either the attackers have started up again or there is a … [Read more...] about EURid Registry Platform Under Attack
The new .ευ, which is .eu in Greek, was launched by EURid on 14th November. EURid has a dedicated page on their site that explains the various policies that apply specifically to .ευ. One key policy is that the scripts need to match, so you cannot register a .ευ with latin script. So far there have been 476 domains registered in .ευ Not all registrars will offer .ευ … [Read more...] about Over 450 Domains Registered in new .ευ
While the Brexit situation remains at best "unclear" the future of UK based .eu domain name registrants has finally received a little bit of clarity. It might not be the best of news, but it's relatively clear. Of course in common with anything that is linked in anyway with Brexit and what form it might take, the entire thing is still "up in the air". EURid have … [Read more...] about More Brexit Fun and Games for .EU Domain Registrants