Brussels, 25 January 2008 By the end of 2007, the number of registered .eu domain names in Poland had grown to 102,138, a staggering rise of 48.64 percent compared to the year before, according to recent statistics from EURid, the organisation that manages the .eu Internet top-level domain.
Marc Van Wesemael, the managing director of EURid, commented on the numbers: It is very pleasing to see the growth of .eu domain names in Poland. I am convinced that we will see even further growth of .eu domains in Poland in 2008 due to the strong economical growth in Central Europe.
Marcin Ilnicki, the manager of Polish timber manufacturing and transport and shipping service company Iltrans, says that his company has been using .eu since 2006 and testifies to its advantage: We registered a .eu domain name due to its international character. As a result we met many new partners throughout Europe; from England, France, Belgium and Germany.
Other countries that saw a significant increase in registrations of .eu domains were Lithuania and Finland. Registrations in Lithuania grew by 48.46 percent and in Finland by 39.91 percent.
Since April 2006 it has been possible for anyone living within the European Union to register a .eu domain name. So far more than 2.7 million .eu domain names have been registered, making .eu the third-largest European top-level domain.