Has COVID-19 affected .eu registrations?

20 April 2020

EURid has been monitoring COVID-19 related domain names since January 2020.

The checks include COVID-19 related domain name registrations and websites into which they may resolve and that sell COVID-19 related products.

So far, we have observed that most of the websites of registered domains are parked.

At registrant level, the distribution of COVID-19 related domain names follows “the higher the population, the higher the registration numbers” standard.

EURid continues to regularly analyse COVID-19 related domains, and report suspicious domain names to cybersecurity and law enforcement authorities as well as consumer protection agencies.