EURid publishes its 2015 World Report on Internationalised Domain Names

9 Dec. 2015

Brussels, 10 December 2015 – EURid is delighted to announce the release of the much anticipated 2015 EURid-UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names!

This year’s World Report has a number of distinct focuses beginning with an analysis of why IDNs are drivers of multilingualism and going on to consider universal acceptance of IDNs, in a chapter by Mark McFadden.

Now more than ever the topic of IDNs is becoming increasing prominent. This report has the goal to shed light on current trends and offer some valuable information to our readers! According to the findings of the report, IDNs represent 2% of domain names registered worldwide. .eu is in the Top-20 TLD list for IDNs registered at the second level. IDNs continue to be a key driver in enhancing linguistic diversity in cyberspace.’ commented EURid External Relations Manager Giovanni Seppia.

Other aspects of the paper provide an in-depth analysis of IDN facts and figures, the most popular scripts in worldwide IDNs finally turning to the issue of the European Union and detailing four case studies on IDNs in Germany, Spain, Bulgaria and Greece!

To see the full report please click here! We hope you enjoy the read!

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 3.85 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).

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