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Brussels, 12 December 2013 - The .eu top-level domain (TLD) and its registry EURid saw a variety of developments during the third quarter of 2013, the most significant being the certification for the ISO 27001 security standard following an audit by the British Standards Institution on 24 September 2013

ISO 27001 is a standard designed and developed to help businesses manage their security. It provides requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in the framework of general company risks. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process.

“EURid decided to adopt this standard to show our registrars, registrants and the world that information security is a key asset to us,” commented EURid General Manager Marc Van Wesemael. “Achieving certification is also another way in which we can improve the quality of the .eu brand.”

EURid has been proactive in Business Continuity and Contingency Management since 2006, when – as one of the first European registries to do so – it introduced a company-wide Business Continuity and Contingency Management program, which has resulted in a yearly business continuity exercise. The ISO 27001 certification is just the most recent demonstration of the registry’s commitment to ensuring security for the .eu top-level domain.

Q3 in numbers

During the third quarter, the total number of .eu registrations increased in 16 of the 28 EU Member States. Ireland, Portugal, Estonia, Malta and Latvia all saw growth of more than 2%. Renewal rates stayed strong during Q3 at an average of 80%.

For more information on Q3 2013, download the full quarterly report.

Top ten countries with most .eu registrations, Q3 2013

Total number of .eu domain names by country of registrant, Q3 2013