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.EU Celebrates Sixth Birthday With 3.6m Registrations

EURid is celebrating the sixth birthday of the .EU top level domain. Six years ago, European Union businesses, organisations and residents began to register .EU domain names as they became publicly available on 7 April 2006 and 1.7 million .EU domains were registered within the launch month.Since then .EU registrations have more than doubled with registrations now fast approaching 3.6 million registrations. Today there are 3.593 million .EU domains registered, making .EU the ninth largest TLD behind .COM (102 million domain registrations), .DE (Germany – 14.977m), .NET (14.632m), .UK (United Kingdom – 10.048m), .ORG (9.906m), .INFO (7.998m), .TK (Tokelau), .NL (Netherlands – 4.884m) and then .EU, followed by .RU (Russian Federation – 3.418m) to round out the top 10 TLDs by active domain names registered.The above statistics are a compilation of those provided by ccTLD registries and RegistrarStats. .TK’s position is based on Verisign’s Domain Name Industry Brief where no registration numbers are provided, just the ranking.