.eu meets start-ups at Internet Week Europe in London

Brussels, 8 November 2012 - The .eu registry EURid is speaking to new online businesses at a start-up workshop held on 12 November during London’s Internet Week Europe (12-16 November 2012).

The European Commission is hosting a day of workshops called “How Europe can help your digital start-up” which offers practical advice to companies in the United Kingdom looking to expand into the European Union. This event is one of the many happening in London during Internet Week Europe, a festival marking Europe's thriving Internet industry.

EURid’s External Relations Manager, Giovanni Seppia, is participating in a workshop on creating the right website for your business and will talk about the value that the .eu Internet extension brings. In addition, the .eu team will also be available to answer questions about .eu domain names at the EURid information stand.

  • Event: How Europe can help your digital start-up, Europe House Conference Centre, 32 Smith Square, London, the United Kingdom

  • Date: 12 November 2012

  • Presentation:
    • When: 11:00am
    • What: Workshop titled “Get your website right”
    • Who: Giovanni Seppia, EURid’s External Relations Manager.

Across Europe, .eu domain name registrations grew strongly by 7.6% in the year to Q2 2012 showing that .eu is ideally suited for businesses with cross-border operations, enabling companies to express the fact that they are open for business in other EU markets. In the United Kingdom, there are currently more than 344 000 .eu domain names registered to British businesses, organisations and individuals.

Giovanni Seppia will be available for interviews during the conference. For more information, please contact press@eurid.eu.

For media information, please contact:

Catherine Dowdell, PR Officer   Phone: 46 (0)8 5063 74 12   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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