DomainPeople Starts to Offer .EU Registration Services

Vancouver, BC - December 07, 2005

DomainPeople, Inc., an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accredited domain name registrar, announced today the successful launch of its new .EU domain name registration services with the start of its live .EU SunRise domain name registration services for trademark holders. Following a development cycle that commenced with its successful accreditation as an official .EU domain name Registrar through EURid, the European Registry of Internet Domain Names for .EU domain names, DomainPeople proceeded to configure its industry first domain name pre-registration system to support the .EU domain extension. The pre-registration system allows customers to place registration requests prior to the official launch of a registry’s live registration services for each of its SunRise, LandRush, and Live registration phases.

Following the completion of the SunRise phase, the registry will commence its LandRush phase during which any individual or organization residing within the European Union will be eligible for a .eu name. The .EU LandRush phase is expected to start in mid 2006 when .EU domains will be available for a premium fee. The final launch phase will be the Go-Live registration services where individuals and organizations residing within the European Union can register a .EU domain on a first come first serve basis.

The launch of .EU domain registration services is a significant milestone in the evolution of the Internet, and also for the European Commission. The .EU domain connects about 500 million Europeans in all the countries that make up the EU, and lets people know that a business that uses a .EU domain is open for business across Europe.

About DomainPeople, Inc.

DomainPeople ( is one of the oldest ICANN-accredited domain name registrars offering all the major domain extensions — .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .pro, .us, .ca, .co – and many others since 1999. DomainPeople also delivers reliable and secure hosting and email solutions to customers and resellers in more than 130 countries, and has registered more than a million domain names worldwide.

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