The total number of .eu registrations grew by 2.2% in Q1 2014, according to the progress report released today by the .eu registry EURid.
“This relatively high growth rate is thanks, in part, to our high renewal rate of above 80% and the higher than expected level of new registrations,” commented EURid General Manager Marc Van Wesemael.
“The latter is especially comforting as it shows that the popularity of.eu is further growing in a crowded market place, even as the many new gTLDs jostle for position.”
Indeed, .eu registrations increased in 27 of the 28 EU member states. Croatia and Portugal both saw growth of more than 10%.
This news comes shortly after the European Commission officially re-confirmed EURid as the registry manager for the .eu top-level domain for the next five years.
The full report is available for download at http://link.eurid.eu/reports.