06 Apr '11, 2pm

TechCrunch Gets to the Heart of New Top Level Domain Failure: .eu has 3.4 million registrations. TechCrunch call...

.eu has 3.4 million registrations. TechCrunch calls it a failure. Is .eu a success or failure? The country code domain name representing a whole bunch of countries has 3.4 million registrations after five years. That’s pretty darn good compared to most recent domain name launches. But Robin Wauters of TechCrunch calls it a failure in a post today “3.4 million .eu domain names registered in five years – I call dismal failure “. I think he’s right. Wauters points to a bunch of numbers. Half of .eu registrations were in the first month of launch, meaning it took five years to add another 1.7 million domain registrations. (And a lot of those initial registrations were part of a bogus trademark and local presence game.) Even at 3.4 million domains that’s about 1.4% of all domains registered. A “mere blip”, Wauters calls it. Now that blip may be a nice business for EURid. But is...

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