Published September 12, 2010
According to a report from EURid, the total number of .eu registrations at the end of Q2 represented an increase of 10.0%, when compared with the total number at the end of Q2 2009.
During the second quarter, the total number of .eu registrations increased in nine of the 27 EU Member States. Malta, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria all saw growth in excess of 3%.
There were over 188,000 new .eu domain name registrations during the second quarter of this year, with new registrations per month slightly higher than during the corresponding months of 2009.
New registrations and deletions combined for the second quarter equalled a net decrease of about 500 names per day. April traditionally sees a spike in deletions each year as many domain names come up for renewal during the month. This trend can be attributed to the .eu domain extension originally being launch in April. However, renewal rates remained strong during the period at an average of 85%, which EURid states is a little higher than the industry average.
Earlier this week, EURid announced that one million .eu domain names have been registered in Germany. German registrants now hold 31% of the total 3.2 million .eu registered domain names.
Read more of EURid's quarterly progress report (PDF)
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