jmccormac - 1:49 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0) Regards...jmcc
EURid put over 73K .eu domains on hold on 20/July. The move caused the number of Cyprus registered .eu domains to drop from approximately 85767 on 19/07/2006 to 12188 on 20/July/2006. Most of the affected doamins seem to be registered by cyberwarehousing operation Ovidio Limited. Ovidio Limited has been registering thousands of generic keywords as .eu domains since the landrush in April. It also has a Cyprus address in the WHOIS data for all .eu domains checked. Even Ovidio's own .eu domain (ovidio.eu) is on hold. Perhaps EURid has been shamed into doing something about the bogus registrar problem?