In cooperation with the Youth IGF, EURid, the .eu registry, has set up a Youth Committee that will advise the registry on Internet governance matters as well as on the promotion of the .eu top-level domain and its variants in other scripts.
The total number of domains under management by EURid is still declining thanks largely to Brexit, and British registrants being no longer eligible to hold .eu domain names as of 1 January. But there are sources of optimism with registrations increasing in Slovenia (up 4.8%), followed by Latvia (3.8%) and Romania (3.0%) according to the latest Q2 2020 Progress Report from EURid released this week.
A few announcements from EURid, the top-level domain registry for .eu. First up, EURid has had to defer allowing EEA citizens to register .eu domain names.
This follows the announcement last month where the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) had reached an agreement that would extend the citizenship rule to EEA nationals.
Citizens of Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland will become eligible to register .eu, .ею and .ευ domain names regardless of their place of residence on 2 September, EURid announced this week. European Union citizens were granted the same eligibility in October 2019.
EURid is supporting the “Water is Life” project in Madagascar to offset their 2019 CO2 emission and has reported a successful yearly EMAS audit.
EURid recently released their 2019 annual report and it was a year of some quite significant milestones that recognised the .eu registry for its achievements, but it was also a year where Brexit was a significant drag on .eu registrations, this being the major reason for a decline of over 78,000 registrations for the year.
EURid announced a collaboration Thursday with the Ecommerce Foundation, their second in one week following Monday’s announcement that they would be intensifying collaboration with EUIPO. The collaboration with the Ecommerce Foundation will see the two organisations working together to improve the trust of online consumers, retailers and brand owners in .eu online stores.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and EURid this week announced they are set to intensify their collaboration with a number of initiatives, with the main one being to allow start-ups, in particular, to obtain their trademark and .eu domain name as part of one process.
New .eu registrations jumped 15% in the first quarter of 2020 over the corresponding quarter in 2019 on the back of a 64% increase in registrations from Portugal and registrations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to EURid’s Q1 2020 Progress Report released this week.
EURid is warning of a website that is infringing on their trademarks, illegitimately ripping off their website even including the EURid announcement that they’re… ripping off their website.
The website, http://aim-search.info, is illegally using EURid’s trademark without authorisation and has copied the content and the lay-out of our official website. They even link to the legitimate EURid social media accounts.
EURid, the registry for .eu, .ею (Cyrillic) and .ευ (Greek) top-level domains, has said this constitutes infringement of their intellectual property rights and misleads consumers into believing that EURid is somehow associated with this website. EURid has taken legal action against its holder.