Q1 2018 Progress Report now available

15 May 2018

EURid has released its Q1 2018 Progress Report, highlighting its quarterly statistics and developments. Highlights include:

  • Between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, registrations grew from 3 815 055 to 3 824 289, an increase of 9 234 domain names.
  • The quarter posted a renewal rate of 79.2%.
  • The top growth country for the quarter remains Ireland, as in Q4 2017, followed by Iceland and Cyprus.
  • The top ten countries with the most .eu registrations are Germany (1 008 921), the Netherlands (507 014), France (349 263), the United Kingdom (323 166), Italy (262 589), Poland (261 192), Austria (182 881), Czech Republic (155 996), Belgium (137 960), and Spain (112 449).

Developments throughout the quarter also include the unveil of the 2018 IDN World Report at the EIF Breakfast, .eu Academy traineeship with .ke, identity fraud linked domain name suspension effort, Brexit and .eu TLD update, and ADR discount.


An addition to the Progress Report is a new section on EURid’s website categorisation project, which kicked off in Q1 2018. This project has the goal of further understanding how .eu domain names are being used. From a random sample size of 225 000 .eu domain names, the initial findings show that:

  • 79% of domain names resolve
  • 88% of resolving domain names contain content
  • 81% of resolving domain names have a functioning mailbox setup

As EURid delves deeper into this project, they will categorise all .eu domain names based on their content.