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.eu in Google Pages from the UK?
Any signs this will happen?
anallawalla

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Msg#: 1392 posted 6:07 am on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

A few .eu sites are up but I can't find them in Google pages from the UK. Is this a "too soon to tell" or a known fact that .eu does not equate to pages from the UK.

 

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Msg#: 1392 posted 3:21 pm on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Probably too soon on this one.

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Msg#: 1392 posted 8:36 pm on Feb 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Must be too soon

jmccormac

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Msg#: 1392 posted 7:38 pm on Mar 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

According to this, only 3000 domains are active:
[eurid.eu...]

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Msg#: 1392 posted 4:41 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well they aren't on general sale yet - only trademark holders and limited companies as far as I remember.

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Msg#: 1392 posted 9:17 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yep but the fact is that they only have 3000 live domains out of hundreds of thousands of applications.

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Msg#: 1392 posted 9:46 am on Mar 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

That doesn't really surprise me, most trademark holders and limited companies buying .eu's will already own one or more domains for their company - they are not going to change their main domains and have only bought the .eu for protection.

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Msg#: 1392 posted 10:08 am on Mar 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

The number of obviously fraudulent applications for high profile trademarks such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft was comical. Some of these characters were really just chancing their arm at getting a high profile domain. Many of them never even bothered to submit any documentation.

It will take about 12 to 18 months before any real assessment of the success or otherwise .eu becomes apparent. I don't trust Eurid's statistics though since they are not open to independent overview.

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