.EU domains: The first decade (eBook)

Want to know the origins and development of .eu domains? Then this 209-page eBook is for you.

This book tells the story of how .eu was born and developed.

“This book captures our story and reveals our motivation to create a domain name that’s different than the rest, a powerful symbol of Europe that brings people together through its wide-reach and new-fangled vision for a trustworthy and secure online space. This book will show you that perseverance and imagination prevail, and that the continued expansion of our breadth of view is all thanks to you, because every country is only as great as its people, and Europe has the best of them” commented Mark van Wesemael, EURid’s General Manager.

“Every day, millions of people go online, open an internet browser and use their .eu domain name to connect to the rest of the world. This ‘name’ connects more than 500 million people to one internet identity, across the 28 countries of the European Union as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. […]

The .eu domain – or more precisely, country code Top Level Domain name (cctld) – was created as a way to promote the European single market on the internet, as well as to increase choice and competition in Top Level Domain names. […]

Today, eu is one of the most successful Top Level Domain names, with almost 4 million registrations as of the end of 2015. This makes it the 11th largest Top Level Domain in the world and 6th amongst ccTlds. This is a particularly impressive result, given that .eu only recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and faces increasing competition in the domain name space after some 900 new generic Top Level Domains (gTlds) were introduced after 2014.”, said Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission.

You can download a pdf copy of the book here.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. Who is the target audience for a 209-page ebook about 1 TLD?

    Hell, people in the domain industry complain if I write 2 paragraphs in a row!

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