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
The .eu registry is phasing out Greek mixed script registrations, as there's now a specific domain extension for Greek script. If you want to register a domain using Greek then there's the .ευ which is specifically designed to serve Greek.greek domains. They reminded registrars of this phase out recently: From 14 November 2022, only Greek domain names with the Greek .ευ … [Read more...] about Greek Mixed Script .eu to be Removed in November
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On July 1st any domain names that were impacted by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Brexit, were moved to a status of "WITHDRAWN".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 about Brexit Impacted EU Domains Now “Withdrawn”.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
Back in October of last year I noted that one of the Brexit campaign's more visible groups had switched their leave.eu domain name over to an Irish entity. Under the .eu registration rules the registered holder of a .eu domain name has to be within the European Union or, in the case of private citizens, a citizen of a member state. Switching a domain name over to an entity in a … [Read more...] about Why is Leave EU’s Site and Domain Offline?
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