Release of 9,000 eu-domains

Eu-Domains: 9000 Namen zurück auf  (PresseBox) (Koeln, ) The .eu registry, EURid, is implementing a court order to revoke almost 9 000 eu-domains, following the resolution of a Brussels Court of Appeal case in EURid’s favour.

During 2006, EURid established that almost 9 000 eu-domains had been registered by a registrant in violation of .eu registration regulations. Consequently, the .eu registry initiated court proceedings against her and, following an appeal, the Court of Appeal in Brussels decided in EURid’s favour.

“As the .eu top-level domain registry, we take the rules surrounding domain name registration very seriously. If the rules are broken, we address the situation and take legal action where appropriate,” said Marc Van Wesemael, General Manager of EURid.

In its decision issued on 21 September 2010, the Court of Appeal found that these eu-domains were registered in bad faith and therefore the registrations were to be terminated. Allowing time for subsequent appeals and legal notifications, EURid is now authorised to implement the final court order and revoke the eu-domains concerned.

Following EURid’s standard business terms, these revoked domain names are now in quarantine for 40 days. Then, these domain names will be released over a 48 hour period on 24 and 25 October 2011 for registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

EURID-Registrar Secura has prepared a queue for the registration of these 9000 eu-domains.

Hans-Peter Oswald


Secura GmbH
Frohnhofweg 18
D-50858 Koeln
Hans Peter Oswald


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