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.EU Domains – The Low Down!

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Domainmonster.com have been offering fantastic discounts on .EU domains this month, and a lot of you have taken advantage of the promotion and added one (or many!) .EU domains to your portfolio.

Due to popular demand, Domainmonster.com have extended the promotion to continue throughout June so you can pick up your European identity at a rock bottom price!

We’ve asked The .EU Registry‚Äôs General Manager, Marc Van Wesemael, to give us some vital statistics on .EU and why he thinks it has been so successful.

Photo Marc Van Wesemael

When was EURid (The .EU Registry) formed?

EURid was founded in April 2003.

What do you think makes .EU so special?
Although .EU is technically a country-code top-level domain (ccTLD), it is unique compared to other ccTLDs, in that it is meant for the residents and companies of all 27, soon to be 28, Member States of the European Union, uniting them under a single European identity. This gives the domain a cross-border dimension, which is particularly appealing to European businesses that are interested in expanding beyond their local markets.

How have you stimulated growth in the .EU domain extension?
Most importantly, the .EU domain has its own specific identity, as described above, which specifically appeals to companies who think beyond their local market. On top of this, EURid has gained a strong reputation for trust, thanks to its well-planned, secure procedures and robust systems. Another important feature is that a .EU domain begins to function immediately after being registered.
.EU is also linked to innovative and secure solutions, as it was one of the first to offer IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) and DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions). The latter, in combination with dynamic updates, was quite unique at the time of introduction.

What are your plans for the future?
We believe that trust will become an important aspect of the future of an extension. At EURid we are looking at how we can make .EU a more trusted domain, without increasing the burden on Registrars or Registrants.

Does EURid plan to participate in the new gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) process?
EURid did not participate in any of the new gTLDs and has no intention of getting involved. This way, we can fully concentrate on .EU and let it develop further.

Pick up your .EU domain from domainmonster.com today! Discounts available for a limited time only.

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Author: April Forsyth

April is Technical Operations Manager at Domainmonster.com

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