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Court Decides On, Case Concluded

EURid logo[news release] After five years of legal proceedings, the case surrounding the domain name is now concluded, reports the .eu registry, EURid.

Following a ruling by the Brussels Court of Appeal, will be activated on 12 December 2011 and granted to the first listed applicant from .eu’s Sunrise period.

EURid accepted applications for .eu domain names on a limited basis between 7 December 2005 and 6 April 2006, known as the Sunrise period. Only individuals and organisations holding some type of legal protection for a name within a European Union Member State were eligible to apply to register that name as a .eu domain name during that time. received the highest number of applications on the opening day of Sunrise and has been subject to legal dispute since then.

While the resolution of the case might get attention because of its possible links to pornography, research published by EURid concludes that pornography accounts for only 0.4% of websites on average, contradicting the commonly held view that the Internet has a large number of pornographic websites.

The .eu Insights report “Website usage trends among top-level domains” is available for download at:

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