The total number of .eu registrations grew by 4.7% in Q3 2014 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the progress report released by the .eu registry EURid.
“As the new gTLDs continue jostle for position in the changing TLD landscape, our healthy growth rate has further underlined that .eu has a firm foothold in the domain name market,” commented EURid General Manager Marc Van Wesemael.
Indeed, .eu registrations increased in 24 of the 28 EU member states. Greece, Malta, and Luxembourg each saw growth of more than 5%. Malta and Luxembourg are 2 of the smallest EU countries and Greece does not have a population of over 11 million but still that is a good increase.
Q3 also saw EURid launch its new registration system. EURid implemented the new system to increase performance and to better meet RFC standards and so provide an improved service to the .eu registrar community and consequently to .eu domain name holders.
The full report is available for download at http://link.eurid.eu/reports.