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The EU domain name

Says EuPravda:

"Three years after its launch, the .eu top-level internet domain continues to be a success story. There are now more than three million internet domains under Europe's own top-level domain"

Now let's look at what 3 million as a share of registration voice among the top ten domains looks like:



That's .EU in toxic-waste green (I let Excel choose the colours, honest) just shy of midnight at 2%, level pegging with .nl.

And since they have been kind enough to give figures for the EU and national TLDs per 1000 inhabitants, here's another comparison:



National figures for Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Bulgaria were not given, but only Luxembourg and the Irish Republic see EU TLD counts that are in the same league as the national figures, so they are officially the Commissar's two pets. We are outdone by the Portuguese and the Danish for .eu scepticism, with .eu amounting to 5.1% of .UK registrations. The Portuguese and Danes manage 4.2% and 4.6% respectively.

Note also the Dutch, Danish, Germans and ourselves are the most enthusiastic domain registrants overall, and the French are epically poor. Always supposing anyone cares a brass farthing, the domain I own for purposes of facilitating a vanity e-mail address is a .com.

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