[AfrICANN-discuss] EuroDNS Celebrates .eu Domain's 2.5 Million
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Fri Aug 31 11:36:51 SAST 2007
EuroDNS Celebrates .eu Domain's 2.5 Million Registration
*Only 16 months after its official appearance, the .eu domain has recorded
2.5 million registrations for the second time -- after a brief
(PRWEB) August 30, 2007 -- Only 16 months after its official appearance, the
.eu domain has recorded 2.5 million registrations for the second time --
after a brief consolidation. The same number had been reached in the spring,
but as the year ended, some of the domains registered in the opening phase
had not been claimed by their owners, which pushed the number of total
registrations below 2.5 million. For Frederick Schiwek, Vice-President of
Sales and Marketing for leading domain registrar EuroDNS SA, reaching the
2.5 million mark "proves that the common Internet suffix is clearly on the
road to success in Europe."
Among EU countries, the countries with the greatest number of .eu domains
are Germany (815,000), the United Kingdom (354,000), and the Netherlands
(340,000) all core markets of EuroDNS. France (170,000) and Italy (125,000)
follow closely behind. Sweden and Cyprus occupy the front of the midfield
with 90,000 registrations each, and Slovenia and Bulgaria (3,900 each) and
Gibraltar (2,500) occupy the lower end of that area.
The smallest number of domain names has been registered in far-off French
overseas territories: 181 in Réunion, 75 in Guadeloupe, 49 in Martinique,
and 8 in French Guyana.
Most of the domain owners use their existing generic or country-specific
domains as their primary address and register their .eu domains as a second
or alternate address. But more and more companies and organizations support
the goal of greater unity within Europe and prefer to use the .eu suffix.
"Originally conceived of as a defensive suffix, .eu is now mature and well
into the .com competition for most used domain," says Schiwek.
To mark the registration of 2.5 million domains, EuroDNS is offering a
discount on .eu domains until September 30, 2007. Customers who enter
discount code EUPR25M when placing an order with EuroDNS receive a discount
EuroDNS is a global domain registrar headquartered in Luxembourg and with
offices in the Netherlands, France, Poland, and Korea. Specialized in
geographic domain names, the group focuses on the European market with
EuroDNS and the Asian one with AsiaDNS. With its registration portal in 10
languages and with more than 25 top-level domains, EuroDNS covers 97% of the
market in the enlarged European Union.
For more information, please visit www.eurodns.com.
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