.eu on show in Hungary and Romania

Brussels, 11 October 2012 – The .eu registry, EURid, will be present at the Internet Hungary trade fair in Siófok (16-17 October) and at IAB Romania Forum in Bucharest (16 October) to further raise awareness of .eu in these two countries and build on registration growth.

In Hungary, .eu registrations grew by 6% in the year to Q2 2012. There are currently more than 44 000 .eu domain names registered to Hungarian businesses, organisations and individuals. This shows that the .eu extension is ideally suited for businesses with cross-border activities by enabling companies to express the “Made in Europe” element of their business and products. Similarly, Romania saw 1.4% growth over the same period and has over 26 000 .eu registrations.

EURid’s Liaison Manager for Hungary, Ester Szilágyiová, is available for interviews during the Internet Hungary event. EURid’s Liaison Managers for Romania and Slovakia, Dan Murgoci and Matúš Macurák, are attending IAB Romania and are also 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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