Mar 29

EUrid Promoting .eu at ICANN

by in Domains & DNS

ICANN Lisbon
This afternoon's sessions includes a 4 hour session with EUrid staff which I am currently attending.
They seem to be going over some of the statistics and facts related to the EU namespace, though whether or not they stand up to closer (and possibly more cynical) scrutiny is another matter.
It should be very interesting to see if they will be this upbeat after the first round of renewals ie. after April 7th. The Belgian registry, for example, saw a massive reduction in registered domains 12 months after their free domain promotion.

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5 Responses to “EUrid Promoting .eu at ICANN”

  1. From John McCormac:

    This is one seminar that I would have like to have attended. I’ve been reading through the stats in EURid’s 2006 report and there are so many attempts at covering up the rotten state of .eu that it astounding. Most news outlets have featured on the 63 character names – that’s a rather telling sing that they don’t take EURid’s stats at face value either. I’d really have liked to hear their explanations for some of the dodgier domains and practices that they permitted.

    Posted on March 29, 2007 at 8:15 pm #
  2. From John McCormac:

    Now that I think about it, the EURid management are largely ex-DNS.be. So after making a mess of .be, the European Commission and its “expert” advisors gave these bozos .eu to make a mess of. It is enough to turn one into a Euro-cynic. :)

    Posted on March 29, 2007 at 9:08 pm #
  3. From michele:

    John
    I’ll be posting a more detailed followup on this, as the afternoon session developed into something _very_ interesting
    Michele (In Madrid)

    Posted on March 30, 2007 at 12:27 pm #
  4. From John McCormac:

    Sounds like it was fun for everyone except the Eurid people. :) It will make for interesting reading.

    Posted on March 30, 2007 at 9:12 pm #
  5. From michele:

    John
    I’ll try to put a few posts together over the weekend
    Michele

    Posted on March 31, 2007 at 12:17 pm #

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