Useful information about .eu domains
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.eu domain is a very special top-level-domain: It's also a ccTLD, abbreviation for country code top-level-domain, which is usually only given to single countries. The European Union as such isn't really a country, but the .eu domain was exceptionally assigned to European Union. Registry of this top-level-domain is the EURid, a Belgian non-profit organization also called "European registry of Internet domains". The .eu domain is a very young domain, which was introduced in 2005. Initially only specific persons and facilities were allowed to buy and register their .eu domain, but since April 2006 a registration is allowed for each company with its head office in the EU, but also for every individual in the European Union.
The .eu domain represents the Internet country code top-level-domain for companies, organisations and individuals from the European Union. It is perfectly suited companies operating in whole Europe and also very popular. Just to underline an international orientation, companies can buy and register .eu domains - potential customers from the entire European area recognize already when calling the domain that your website belongs to an European and not only national trading company.
Related domains to the European top-level-domain are of course some very famous country-specific ccTLDs: The .hu domain for Hungary, .dk domain for Denmark and the .cz domain for the Czech Republic are some of them, but also generic domains like the .net domain or the .org domain are directly related.
Once you have chosen your preferred .eu domains, you can buy and register them quickly and easily online: The registration usually takes only a few seconds. Please check also the following requirements: Between 2 and 63 chars are available, special characters and pure numeric domains are permitted. The only condition that need to meet: If you buy and register your personal .eu domain, a permanent place of residence within the European Union is necessary - if this condition is met, easyname is your professional domain and hosting partner.
The Internet country code top-level-domain of European Union is a very popular and well-known domain for private individuals or companies in the European Union. In comparison with other country code top-level-domains, the extension .eu is currently on number 5 of ccTLDs. With approximately 3.6 million registered domains, .eu domain is the eight most popular domain worldwide behind the classics like .com, .de, .net and .co.uk
Nearly one-third of all .eu domain registrations are coming from Germany, especially international companies benefit of the enormous potential. Therefore it's highly recommended to buy and register your desired .eu domain as soon as possible.