As I've mentioned in the past if you are a UK based domain name registrant you won't be able to keep your .eu domain names after Brexit. Earlier this week ALL UK based holders of .eu domain names were formally put on notice that they have until the end of the year to update their .eu domain names or they'll lose them. From January 1st 2021 any .eu domain name linked to a UK … [Read more...] about Brexit Campaign EU Domain is now …. Irish?
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
CENTR is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.The organisation brings together ccTLD managers from the four corners of the globe, though with a focus on Europe.On December 2, 2009, they are organising a seminar in Brussels entitled: Who should Govern the Internet?The event is being held to promote CENTR to EU officials as a resource for all things DNS (to paraphrase … [Read more...] about CENTR Seminar on Internet Governance and DNS
Image via WikipediaWhen .eu launched a couple of years ago all member states were given the chance to put names down on a "reserve list". The idea being that these names should only be registered either by the state or its organs. Unfortunately some governments didn't take advantage of this, with the end result being that the .eu launch led to domains like cork.eu and dublin.eu … [Read more...] about EU IDNs – Some Governments Still Don’t Get It!
Image via Wikipedia Eurid, the organisation that runs the EU registry, announced the introduction of 24 / 7 support for its registrar community starting next week.With the large number of accredited registrars based in North America (and elsewhere) this change is sure to be welcomed. … [Read more...] about Eurid Expands Support To Registrars
Anti-virus vendor McAfee have released their second report on Malware (pdf) which tracks incidences of malware on a TLD basis.The previous report, which received a lot of press coverage, was very favourable for several ccTLDs, including .ie (Ireland).This time round the Irish ccTLD may not be listed in the "dangerous" list, but the threat levels have practically doubled! This … [Read more...] about McAfee Report Not Good For IE ccTLD
In some ways the failure of .eu to capture hearts and minds makes me sad. I'm European. I'd like to think that a European namespace could be a success, but that seems to be a misplaced desire.As I mentioned some time ago, the only way to grow a namespace or TLD is through usage. Once people start to see a domain extension in "action" then they begin to start using it. If people … [Read more...] about Eurid and the failure to promote dotEU
According to the latest report from Eurid to the EU Commission usage of .eu domains is up based on DNS query volumes.Seemingly registrants average 2.6 domains each!The full report is available for download as a PDF … [Read more...] about Eurid Quarterly Report – EU Usage Up