As .EU approaches 3.4 million active domain names, EURid is celebrating its 5th birthday and has released a special birthday edition of their Identity magazine.
In this issue, EURid celebrates turning five by offering SMEs a practical, low-cost high-return idea to keep customers focused on their businesses. The registry also takes a statistical look at which EU countries support .EU the most and why.
.EU is also now the fourth largest ccTLD, behind .DE (Germany) with 14,321,825 registrations as of 6 April, .UK (United Kingdom) with 9,317,393 registrations and .NL (Netherlands) with 4,378,370 registrations.
European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes and ex-ICANN CEO Paul Twomey offer their thoughts on the past five years of .EU and the future of the domain name industry, while EURidâs own Marc Van Wesemael reveals how .EU began.
In keeping with the birthday theme, companies in the celebration business come under the spotlight. The host of a European night-life site, a master cocktail maker and an expert cake baker explain why they chose .EU to represent their companies online.
To register your .EU domain name, check out Europe Registry here.