EURid visited by Commissioner Viviane Reding and EU Parliamentarians

19 Sept. 2006

Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding visited EURid on September 18.She was accompanied by several Members of the European Parliament. The purpose of the visit was to understand the way the new domain name registration system – that so far has attracted more than two million users – functions.In her opening remarks Commissioner Reding pointed out that the launch of .eu has been one of the most successful top level domain launches to date and congratulated EURid on a job well done. She was also pleased that .eu is now in place and offers Europeans an opportunity to show a European identity on the Internet.Commissioner Reding and the Parliamentarians were shown the extensive length that EURid and the validation agent, PricewaterhouseCoopers, go to when validating Sunrise applications. The visitors left with a good understanding of all the procedures involved in the running of the .eu top level domain.