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WHD Global Releases Parody Video

WHD Global are obviously having a lot of fun producing videos in the run up to this year’s “cloud festival” in Germany. Their latest release follows in the footsteps of several European countries that want to be put second, assuming that America is first. So here’s the WHD entry to the competition, if there was […]

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DNS Belgium Moves Backend to the Cloud

DNS Belgium, who run the .be ccTLD domain registry, as well as .brussels and .vlaanderen, is moving its backend to the cloud. The domain registry announced last year that they would be migrating their backend to the cloud. Why? So they can focus on the software and services and not have to concern themselves with […]

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Brexit Could Impact EU Domain Registrants

The current policies for .eu domain name registration restrict registration to organisations, businesses and individuals that meet certain criteria. In order to get a .eu domain name you need to be resident within the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. This is laid out in the current policy as follows: (i)an undertaking having its registered office, […]

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EURid Web Award Nominations Open

EURid’s annual “web awards” are now open for nominations. The 2016 event will be the 3rd year that EURid runs the awards which are aimed at helping to raise the profile of European businesses and organisations that are actively using a .eu web address. The categories this year are: The Leaders: The website represents an established […]

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EURid Gets .ею (Cyrillic for .eu)

EURid, who run the .eu registry, have finally been delegated .ею (Cyrillic for .eu). Punycode xn--e1a4c. One of the things that EURid is chartered to do under its contract to the European Commission was to get the extension in scripts other than Latin. EURid used ICANN’s IDN ccTLD “Fast Track” process, though whether the process is truly […]

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EUrid Announce Finalists of Web Awards

EUrid has announced the finalists for the “.eu Web Awards”. Public nominations for the awards were open from June 23rd until September 5th with websites being submitted under a number of categories, namely: The LEADERS (Established business with more than 10 employees) The RISING STARS (Start-up/Entrepreneur with 1 to 10 employees) The LAURELS (Education/Institutional/Pan European […]

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EUrid Publish CO2 Offset Data

EUrid has published a graphic giving details about their carbon emissions during 2013 and how they offset them: The .eu registry has a clear commitment to “green” Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) DotEU By The Numbers (internetnews.me) Win €5k To Promote Your .EU Website! (blacknight.com)

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Who Is Using Domains and How?

So what happens to a domain after it is registered? Where does it end up? Who uses it? How do they use it? These aren’t trivial questions, as they provide very clear indicators of how an entire namespace is growing or dying .. If a a TLD isn’t used actively then it will die. And […]

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DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.     Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) […]

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