Net domain .eu opens for biz Dec. 7

December 1, 2005

The European Union's new .eu Internet domain opens Dec. 7, the EUobserver reported Thursday.

The EUobserver said that public bodies and business trademark holders will be prioritized to register their .eu names for the first four months, and from April 2006 the registry will become available for applications from the general public.

"I expect Europe's top level domain .eu to become similarly important as .com," EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media Viviane Reding said in a statement. "For businesses, .eu will extend their marketing reach, while protecting them under EU law against cybersquatters. As a citizen, a '.eu' address can help making your Web presence or that of your school, university, or club more visible across the European Union. Europe's new top level domain therefore offers a unique opportunity for modern online marketing across borders."

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Police make 5 arrests in 'unprecedented' cybercrime takedown

Related Stories

Examining the effects of regulating tobacco sales

October 28, 2016

State actions to regulate retail sales of tobacco nearly doubled between 2012 and 2014, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, but much of that activity involved e-cigarettes, ...

New Internet domain suffixes seen as benefit

June 14, 2011

Small businesses trying to find new ways to market themselves online may soon tap new branding opportunities, if the organization that regulates Internet domain names expands its offering beyond the traditional dot-com suffix.

Recommended for you

New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications

December 2, 2016

In nanotechnology control is key. Control over the arrangements and distances between nanoparticles can allow tailored interaction strengths so that properties can be harnessed in devices such as plasmonic sensors. Now researchers ...

Evaluation of scientific rigor in animal research

December 2, 2016

The "reproducibility crisis" in biomedical research has led to questions about the scientific rigor in animal research, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments. In research publishing in the Open Access journals ...

Bethlehem star may not be a star after all

December 2, 2016

It is the nature of astronomers and astrophysicists to look up at the stars with wonder, searching for answers to the still-unsolved mysteries of the universe. The Star of Bethlehem, and its origin, has been one of those ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.