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EURid reveals its 2019 Annual Report

16 June 2020

16 June 2020, Brussels, Belgium: EURid released its Annual Report containing a 2019 overview of statistics, achievements and financials.

2019 was a full year for EURid thanks to the following developments:


  • extension of its Service Concession Contract with the European Commission
  • the publication of the new .eu Regulation scheduled to enter into force in October 2022
  • the launch of the updated eligibility criteria allowing EU citizens to register a .eu domain name independently of their residency
  • the introduction of  the .ευ (.eu in Greek) after nearly a decade since its application within ICANN
  • the official start of the APEWS system to prevent possibly abusive registrations.


EURid additionally won the Registry of the Year at the 2019 CENTR Awards for the second time in a row, the German Association of the Internet Industry “eco://award” in the Domains category, and the ACSAC’s “Distinguished Paper Awards” for the APEWS system.

When it comes to the .eu portfolio, the total net registrations decreased by 78 439 (from 3 684 750 to 3 606 311) compared to 2018. The decline may be attributed to the strengthening actions to fight abuses as well as to the uncertainties associated with the UK withdrawal from the EU and consequential measures for UK registrants.

The countries with the highest growth in terms of registrations were Portugal 72.9%, Norway 48.5%, and Ireland 44%.

Read more from EURid`s 2019 Annual Report.