.eu registrations see growth while the WHOIS Quality Programme takes off

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Brussels, 10 November 2015 – The latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid, has shown that the number of .eu registrations increased by 4 578 domain names, a net increase of 0.1%, to 3.85 million during Q3 2015.

"It is worth noting that, the total number of .eu registrations increased in 19 countries during Q3 2015 even though we have focused most recently on our WHOIS Quality Programme that saw a number of domain names deleted in an effort to ensure data quality of the .eu domain name environment. Iceland, Cyprus and Poland all saw growth of more than 7%." commented the General Manager, Marc Van Wesemael.

EURid aims to improve the quality of .eu WHOIS data and subsequently launched its WHOIS Quality Programme to verify the registration data of .eu domain name holders and to correct any possible inaccuracy. The Programme represents just one of the .eu registry’s objectives to keep the .eu environment safe and secure.

The full report is available for download here .

About .eu and EURid

The .eu domain ranks among the largest top-level domains in the world, connecting more than 500 million people across 31 countries to one Internet identity. More than 3.9 million .eu names have been registered since the domain opened for registration in 2005. Many companies and brands use a .eu website as a practical solution to convey a clear European identity and their business ambitions.

EURid is the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu top-level domain, following a tender process and appointment by the European Commission. EURid works with over 750 accredited registrars and provides support in the 24 official EU languages. As part of its ongoing commitment to data security, EURid has been certified for the ISO27001 security standard since 2013. EURid is also registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which is an expression of its environmental commitment. EURid has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), and regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden). More information at: www.eurid.eu.

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