.eu maintained its position in the top-ten of the worldâs largest TLDs with 3 246 347 registered .eu domain names reported at the end of Q3 2010, representing a 8.5% year-over-year increase in registrations when compared to Q3 2009.
At the end of Q3 2010, Germany saw a 8.9% year-over-year growth in .eu registrations and with its 1 004 535 .eu domain names, kept its first position in the top-ten list of countries. The countries in the top ten account for 86.2% of all .eu registrations. Notably in Q3 2010, the Czech Republic saw year-over-year growth of 36.9%, Poland 20.3%, Spain 13.7% and the UK 2.3%.
During Q3 2010, Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) accounted for 2.07% of the .eu domain name portfolio, in line with other registries. EU residents can register a .eu domain name that uses characters from the whole Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets; for example, the Bulgarian Ð», the German Ã¼, the Greek Î¸, the Polish Å and the Spanish Ã±.
Other quarterly report highlights include:
- .eu Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) chain of trust completed
- EURid and Netnod signed anycasting agreement
- Marketing initiative promoting .eu to ERASMUS students launched
- .eu testimonial videos added to EURid YouTube channel.
EURidâs full report for Q3 2010 is available for download.
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