3 Million Domain Names Registered Under .EU Top Level Internet Domain

The European Commission has announced that 3 years after its launch, the .eu top level Internet domain (TLD) has reached 3 million registered domain names. Undeterred by the financial crisis the number of domain names continued to grow by 2% during the first quarter of 2009.

Although not replacing the national country code TLDs, the .eu domain provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have a pan-European identity in cyberspace and guarantees higher standards of legal security through the application of EU protection rules. Moreover, companies with a .eu website fully benefit from the economic advantages of the European single market by avoiding the need to register their websites in each country.

The .eu TLD was established by the EU in December 2005, when it was reserved for trademark holders and public bodies. Since April 2007 it has been extended to all EU citizens, business and civil society organisations, established in the EU territory.

Last month, Sweden decided to symbolically adopt an .eu Internet domain for its upcoming Presidency of the European Union, being the first Member State to concretely support the establishment of a European online identity.

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