Advancing website categorisation with .eu

30 July 2020

In our effort to further understand our customers and maintain the .eu competitive edge, EURid has completed the first part of the .eu website categorisation.


200 000 domain names were crawled through and 81.67% were found to be connected to a web server. In addition, 88% of the active domain names had the potential for activation of mailboxes.


Subsequently, of the total domain names crawled through, 35 890 have been manually classified by the Milan based Italian cooperative “Opera in Fiore” according to the categorisation defined by several members of CENTR and based on NACE. The categorised websites were in different languages, mainly the 24 EU official languages.



These results of the .eu categorisation project will provide the basis for further categorisation via machine learning technology planned for later this year.