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ComputerWorld: European officials proposing .eu domain-name extension

Jul 06, 2000, 15:48 (4 Talkback[s])

"The European Commission today disclosed that it plans to move quickly to register its proposed .eu address extension for Web sites as a top-level Internet domain name."

"For the European Commission, the creation of an .eu domain is an important step toward strengthening the image and the infrastructure of the Internet in Europe. However, the proposal also is motivated by evidence that the generic .com top-level domain name is becoming congested, according to the commission officials."

"In addition, the commission said the .eu extension would let companies avoid the necessity of registering their Web sites under different names in individual countries that belong to the European Union. Currently, each EU country has its own domain -- .fr for France, for example."

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