On 7th April 2016 the .eu top-level domain (TLD), the extension wanted by the European Union to represent the European online identity, will turn 10. During the past decade over 3,9 million .eu domain names have been registered, out of which over 30% by SMEs that have chosen the .eu to show that they are a European and an international player open for business across the 28 EU Member States, the EEA Countries and beyond.
During the week of the 4th of April, EURid, the registry manager of the .eu TLD upon appointment by the European Commission, will organise a series of events in Brussels and around Europe to celebrate this important milestone in the life of .eu. Co-hosted by EIF and EURid, this dinner on Wednesday 6th April at the European Parliament is meant to reach out to the EU circle and exchange views on the future of the domain name industry and the European online extension. It will feature a guest speaker that will provoke and invite the attendees to reflect about the future of the domain environment and the Internet.
Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair
Megan Richards, Principal Adviser, DG CONNECT European Commission
Marc Van Wesemael, General Manager, EURid
Sir Bob Geldof, Irish singer, songwriter, author, and political activist