Eu Topic: The Top Level Domain Name “.eu”

The Regulation 733/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Implementation of the Internet Level Domain ".eu" was adopted on April 22, 2002. This Regulation, which is available at:, recalls that the creation of the “.eu” Top Level Domain (TLD) is included as one of the targets to accelerate electronic commerce in the e-Europe initiative, a general presentation of which is available here:, through the “.eu” TLD, the EU internal market should acquire higher visibility in the virtual market place based on the Internet. The Regulation states that the “.eu” TLD can accelerate the benefits of the information society in Europe as a whole, play a role in the integration of future Member States into the EU, and help combat the risk of digital divide with neighbouring countries.


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