.eu meets the Internet industry in Poland and Sweden

Brussels, 18 October 2012 – The .eu registry EURid is sponsoring two Internet industry conferences in October to raise awareness of .eu across the European Union - the Secure 2012 Conference in Warsaw, Poland (22-24 October) and Internet Days in Stockholm, Sweden (22-24 October).

IT security is the topic of this year’s Secure 2012 Conference and .eu staff will be available at EURid’s exhibition stand to answer questions how the .eu top-level domain contributes to online safety and to discuss the benefits of being online with .eu. In Poland, .eu registrations grew by 15.6% in the year to Q2 2012 and there are currently more than 243 000 .eu domain names registered to Polish businesses, organisations and individuals.

Internet Days is an important meeting place for everyone involved with the Internet in Sweden and is organised the .se registry, the Swedish Internet Infrastructure Foundation (IIS). IIS is a member of EURid and sits on the .eu registry’s Strategic Committee. In addition to being an event sponsor, EURid is exhibiting at stand 5. There are currently more than 69 000 .eu registrations in Sweden.

EURid’s Liaison Managers for Poland and Hungary, Aneta Szczepankiewicz and Ester Szilágyiová, are available for interviews during the event. EURid’s Regional Manager for Northern Europe, Asta Mineikyte, is attending the Stockholm event and will also be available for interviews. 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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