.eu connects with international hosting industry at WorldHostingDays

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Brussels, 7 March 2013 – EURid, the .eu registry, will attend WorldHostingDays (WHD.global) from 19 – 21 March in Rust, Germany, to raise awareness of .eu and liaise with .eu registrars and other industry professionals.

WorldHostingDays (WHD.global) is the most important annual gathering of the international hosting industry. This year organisers expect more than 4 000 visitors from all over the world.

External Relations Manager Giovanni Seppia will give a presentation on 20 March during the TLD panel discussion organised by DENIC, the registry for .de. On 21 March, Technical manager, Peter Janssen, will speak about the latest developments in .eu’s YADIFA name server implementation. During the entire event, visitors will be able to learn more about the .eu top-level domain at the .eu booth (stand E04). On Wednesday, 20 March, iPad magician Andreas Axmann will be at the booth to entertain visitors.

With a total of 1 135 441 registered .eu domain names, Germany leads the top 10 countries with most .eu domain name registra­tions. .eu registrations in Germany grew by 7.3% between Q3 2011 and Q3 2012.

Event Details

Location: Europa-Park, Rust, Germany
Date: 19-21 March 2013
.eu exhibition stand: E04
iPad magician Andreas Axmann will perform on 20 March, at 11:00-12:30 and 14:30-16:00.


TLD panel discussion
Date: 20 March
Speaker: .eu External Relations Manager Giovanni Seppia
Room: Vasco Da Gama
Other speakers include representatives from nic.at, afnic, SIDN, Nominet and Denic

.eu Yadifa name server implementation
Date: 21 March
Speaker: .eu Technical Manager Peter Janssen
Room: Sanssouci
Giovanni Seppia will be available for interviews on 20 March. Peter Janssen will be available for interviews on 21 March after his presentation, until 16:00 CET. For more information, please contact press@eurid.eu.

For media information, please contact:

Megan Vosloo, Communications Specialist   Phone: 32 (0)2 401 2750   Email: press@eurid.eu 

About .eu and EURid

The .eu domain ranks among the largest top-level domains in the world, connecting 500 million people in 27 EU countries to one Internet identity. More than 3.5 million .eu names have been registered since the domain opened for registration in 2005. Many companies and brands use a .eu website as a practical solution to convey a clear European identity and their business ambitions, including Fairtrade International, Foot Locker, Louis Vuitton, the MAN Group, Microsoft Corporation, Orangina and Toyota.

EURid is the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu top-level domain, following a tender process and appointment by the European Commission. EURid works with over 850 accredited registrars and provides support in the 23 official EU languages. EURid is registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which is an expression of EURid’s environmental commitment. With headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), EURid also has regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden). More information at: http://www.eurid.eu

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