EURid, the organisation in charge of the .eu top-level domain on the Internet opens its fourth and thereby final .eu office, in Pisa, Italy. EURid previously has opened offices in Prague, the Czech Republic, Stockholm, Sweden and has its headquarters in Diegem outside of Brussels in Belgium.
Since April 2006 it has been possible for anyone living within the European Union to register a .eu domain name. So far more than 2.7 million.eu domain names have been registered, making .eu the third- largest European Internet top-level domain. By establishing regional offices, EURid is able to provide a better service by being closer to the market and the end user.
The Pisa office will assume responsibility for the Southern Europe region and will offer support to registrars, domain name holders and the general public in their respective local languages Ã¢â¬â Greek, Italian, Maltese, Portuguese, Slovene, and Spanish.
Marc Van Wesemael, General Manager of EURid, said: Ã¢â¬ÅThis marks the final stage in our location process as we now will have all four offices in place. I am delighted with the opening of the Pisa office and believe that we will be able to maintain a very high level of customer service.Ã¢â¬Â
Enrico Gregori, a member of the EURid board and the director of Instituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT) of the National Research Council, which manages the .it domain name registry, said: Ã¢â¬ÅThe IIT is proud to have contributed, as a founding member, to the birth and rise of EURid. The opening of a regional office in Pisa, where the IIT has its historical main office, strengthens the Italian attendance in a strategic field for telecommunications and confirms the role of the city of Pisa as the Italian Internet capital.Ã¢â¬Â
The Pisa office will be managed by Mariangela Pedri, who has been with EURid since January 2007. Ms Pedri has previously worked in different fields ranging from multinational organizations to foreign NGOs in various roles.
Ms Pedri said: Ã¢â¬ÅManaging the Pisa office is an interesting challenge and I appreciate to be working close to our registrars who are doing a good job promoting .eu in Southern Europe.Ã¢â¬Â
This Eurid announcement, along with more information on Eurid, is available from eurid.eu/content/view/242/33/lang,en/.
To register your .eu domain name, check out Europe Registry here.