Following is a press release that details ICANN’s progress on the .eu domain. See “Critical .eu meeting today”.
ICANN Approves EURid’s Agreement for ‘.eu’ Domain Name
LUXEMBOURG, March 23 /CNW/ –
– EURid’s ‘.eu’ Domain Application Approved by ICANN’s Board
– PriceWaterhouseCoopers Selected as Validation Agent for ‘.eu’ Domain
– EURid Published a New Timetable for Launch of ‘.eu’ Domain Confirming
Start of Sunrise Period in Late 2005
– Registrar Agreement to be Available This May. EURid Will Then Begin
Accrediting .eu Registrars and Publishing a List on Their Web Site
– Draft ‘.eu’ Registration Policy to be Published in June.
– EuroDNS.com Already Has Several Hundred Thousand Free
‘Pre-Registrations’ on File, Ready to Go
Preparations for the launch of the ‘.eu’ Domain took a major step forward
earlier this week when ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and
Numbers) approved EURid’s application to take the new Top Level Domain (TLD)
into ICANN’s root files.
This is the final step to enable EURid to get on with their work to make
this important new Domain a reality.
Registrar accreditation will give the green light for the start of the
real work of .eu Domain Name registration preparations to get underway. With
several hundred pre-registrations already on their files, EuroDNS’s will have
its work cut out to confirm all the necessary support and justifications
already on hand.
Xavier Buck, EuroDNS’s Managing Director commented “This is step we have
all been waiting for. Our back office systems are already operational, and we
can now begin the mammoth task of assembling and reviewing our applicant’s
data in preparation for the verification process later this summer.”
EuroDNS is well prepared for this work. The company will launch its
supporting services shortly to assist applicants obtain the necessary
qualifications – a European-based company, or an EU or European national
trademark are required to qualify for the initial ‘Sunrise’ period.
“We welcome this new challenge and are ready to assist our clients
prepare and submit their ‘.eu’ TLD registration as one of the ‘Early Bird’
applicants for this important new Domain,” said Xavier.
EuroDNS.com is a privately held Domain Name Registration company based in
Luxembourg/Europe offering European wide Domain Registration including free
.eu pre-registration, since February the company launched its Asian subsidiary