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EURid Defers EEA .eu Eligibility, Retains Discounted ADR and Results of How .eu Domains Are Used Study

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.

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‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power

European Union leaders are pursuing a new law to make it illegal for Amazon and Apple to give their own products preferential treatment over those of rivals that are sold on their online stores.

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Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland Citizens Soon Able To Register .EU Domains No Matter Where They Live

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.

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E.U. Court Strikes Down Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Pact

Europe’s top court on Thursday struck down a trans-Atlantic agreement that allows scores of companies to move data between the European Union and the United States, causing uncertainty for businesses that rely on moving digital information seamlessly around the world.

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2019 A Year Of Significant Achievements For EURid As Brexit Continues To Be A Drag

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.

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UK and Europe renew calls for global digital tax as US quits talks

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Britain and other European countries are continuing to push for a global digital tax on technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, despite the US pulling out of the negotiations this week.

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Google’s European Search Menu Draws Interest of U.S. Antitrust Investigators

For the last few months, some people who bought a new smartphone in Europe with Google’s Android software were presented with an extra option while setting up the device: choosing a search engine other than Google.

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EURid and EUIPO Announce Closer Collaboration To Benefit SMEs

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.

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