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Security is at the forefront of our strategy.

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

Dear reader,

What a year 2017 is shaping up to be. With many exciting events around the corner and implementations in the works, we absolutely cannot wait to see what this year has in store for our beloved domain name extensions.

Our focus remains on building a strong multilingual community in hopes of empowering those to properly convey their message and represent their identity. That said, we’ve seen consistent growth with .ею, the .eu extension in Cyrillic, which now records 2 353 registrations. In addition, as we can discern from the latest IDN World Report, IDNs are growing faster than ever before, measuring 9% growth from 2014-2015. There are many opportunities to grow this space further and we’re constantly searching for ways to contribute.

Furthermore, one of our top priorities this year is to enhance our efforts towards solidifying the security of the .eu and .ею domain name space. In an ever changing online world, where malicious and abusive activity is increasing, maintaining a trustworthy and secure environment is of utmost importance. Between our partnerships with Europol and EUIPO, ISO 27001 certification, WHOIS quality, and predictive technical implementations we are greatly ramping up our work in this field to better protect you.

This issue of the .eu Illustrated is dedicated to the more than five years of environmental management that we at EURid have accomplished under the prestigious EMAS scheme. That is why we would like to shed some light on our valued community members who advocate for a greener today, and tomorrow. Together, we work very hard to restore our planet’s health and wellbeing, abiding by the mantra – reduce, reuse, recycle. We invite you to join us in our pursuit. After all, the more the merrier!

Enjoy the read,

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

Security is at the forefront of our strategy.

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

Security is at the forefront of our strategy.

Giovanni Seppia,
External Relations Manager

.eu in numbers

3 760 695

.eu domain names registered at the end of Q4 2016.

175 050

new .eu registrations in Q4 2016.

79% RENEWAL RATE

The renewal rate during Q4 was 79%. The average renewal rate over the past ten years is 80%.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign encourages cities and towns to test out environmentally friendly transport alternatives, and to explore the social, environmental and economic benefits they can bring.
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign encourages cities and towns to test out environmentally friendly transport alternatives, and to explore the social, environmental and economic benefits they can bring.

Celebrating Better Transport

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EMAS

EMAS, the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, is available in the 28 EU Member States and counts as the premium standard among environmental management schemes, bringing together solid environmental management and transparent reporting structures.
EMAS EMAS, the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, is available in the 28 EU Member States and counts as the premium standard among environmental management schemes, bringing together solid environmental management and transparent reporting structures.

Our Pledge to Environmental Management

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.eu sees transnational, intergenerational and multisector popularity

April 2017 will mark eleven years since EURid opened general registration of the .eu TLD on a first come – first served basis. Since 2006, millions of businesses and individuals from across the European Union – and even the EEA – have opted for the stable and secure domain that is .eu.

Since 23 May 2012, EURid has taken an official commitment to preserving the planet by supporting various sustainable projects around the world and lowering its carbon footprint. Acting as our role models, the .eu community shows us just how green we can really become!

The top ten countries for .eu registrations make up 84.6% of .eu registrants, with Germany topping the list, followed by the Netherlands and France.

Discover more of our success stories on our
Youtube channel.

Proud .eu holders

Greenovate-europe.eu

Environmenteurope.eu

Letscleanupeurope.eu

Phorwater.eu

Sofehub.eu

Eu-gugle.eu

Greentechchallenge.eu

YEEnet.eu

Ecofactory.eu

ESDW.eu

Proud .eu holders

Greenovate-europe.eu

Independent Expert Group – Belgium

Greenovate! Europe is a Brussels-based network of eco-innovative consultants and researchers who are dedicated to supporting the emergence of sustainable business on a European-wide scale.

Environmenteurope.eu

Sustainable Research Centre – United Kingdom

Environment Europe is a think tank, a research centre and a non-governmental institution based in Oxford that has a primary focus on sustainability research.

Letscleanupeurope.eu

Waste Initiative – Belgium

Developed by the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), the Let’s Clean Up Europe (LCUE) campaign is an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of territorial clean-up actions.

Phorwater.eu

Wastewater Recovery Model – Spain

PHORWater closes the loop of phosphorus by recovering this essential nutrient from wastewater for use in agriculture.

Sofehub.eu

Sustainable Fashion – Poland

SoFE – ‘European Social & Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneur’ – is a training and incubation platform for existing and future sustainable and ethical fashion entrepreneurs in Europe.

Eu-gugle.eu

Social Models – Sweden

EU-GUGLE is a project that aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models to pave the way for large-scale, European-wide replication in smart cities by 2020.

Greentechchallenge.eu

Green Technology – Germany

Green Tech Challenge is an organisation that is driven by your success. Through their vast network and growth program, they help ecologically minded organisations reach new heights!

YEEnet.eu

Social Platform – Czech Republic

Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) provides a platform for ecologically minded youth organisations to network and share experiences.

Ecofactory.eu

Plant Delivery – Italy

Based in the heart of Sicily, Ecofactory brings the beauty of nature to your very own doorstep. From their plant kits to their packaging, they do everything with nature in mind!

ESDW.eu

Sustainable Development Initiative – Austria

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative that stimulates and makes visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development.

Discover more of our success stories on our
Youtube channel.

“Although our main geographical focus is Europe, sensitizing and enhancing the environmental responsibility of European actors generates positive effects worldwide and highlights the core mission of the Let’s Clean Up Europe Campaign which is to be open and inclusive for all actors interested in tackling litter.”

“Having a .eu domain name allows our campaign to highlight its European roots and scope.”

Developed by the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), the Let’s Clean Up Europe (LCUE) campaign is an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of territorial clean-up actions. This effort has the goal of reducing waste in the form of litter while also raising awareness about the amount of waste produced and the importance of waste prevention and reduction. It encourages a wide range of audiences - public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves - to get involved!

“Although our main geographical focus is Europe, sensitizing and enhancing the environmental responsibility of European actors generates positive effects worldwide and highlights the core mission of the Let’s Clean Up Europe Campaign which is to be open and inclusive for all actors interested in tackling litter.”

Developed by the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), the Let’s Clean Up Europe (LCUE) campaign is an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of territorial clean-up actions. This effort has the goal of reducing waste in the form of litter while also raising awareness about the amount of waste produced and the importance of waste prevention and reduction. It encourages a wide range of audiences - public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves - to get involved!

letscleanupeurope.eu
aims to create conscious communities for the betterment of our planet.

“Bringing individuals together from across Europe to work on common challenges ensures that we can avoid a fragmentation of efforts and reach joint solutions.”

“We chose .eu because representing European interests requires a European presence.”

Greenovate! Europe is a Brusselsbased network of eco-innovative consultants and researchers who are dedicated to supporting the emergence of sustainable business on a European-wide scale. Greenovate! Europe delivers the expertise required for technology and service developers to successfully bring research to market, and for policy-makers to create an environment in which eco-innovative business can thrive.

“Bringing individuals together from across Europe to work on common challenges ensures that we can avoid a fragmentation of efforts and reach joint solutions.”

Greenovate! Europe is a Brusselsbased network of eco-innovative consultants and researchers who are dedicated to supporting the emergence of sustainable business on a European-wide scale. Greenovate! Europe delivers the expertise required for technology and service developers to successfully bring research to market, and for policy-makers to create an environment in which eco-innovative business can thrive.

greenovate-europe.eu
aims to ensure that research can support a sustainable European economy.

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