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MarkMonitor Accredited as First US Registrar for .EU


By Derek Iwasiuk
June 30, 2005

MarkMonitor (, the leader in online Corporate Identity Management, today announced that it has been accredited by EURid to register .EU domain names. The .EU extension is expected to be one of the most important extensions since .COM.

With the .EU Sunrise launch anticipated to begin by the end of this year, MarkMonitor is now accepting 'Pre-Registrations' for both Sunrise Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase 1 of the Sunrise period is designed to protect holders of registered community trademarks, national trademarks, trademark licensees and public bodies. In addition to Phase 1, holders of 'Other Rights' under community or national law of an EU state will be eligible to apply for .EU names under Phase 2 of the Sunrise.

Bill Jacobs, MarkMonitor VP Client Services stated, "We are committed to simplifying .EU Sunrise procedures for our corporate clients. As in the past, we will be offering the industry's most complete suite of services to assist clients with the submission of names."

EURid is the not-for-profit organization, established in Belgium that has been selected by the European Commission to operate the new .eu top-level domain.

EURid was established in a partnership between DNS BE, IIT CNR and NIC SE, operators of the country-code top level domain registries for Belgium (.be), Italy (.it) and Sweden (.se).

Founded in 1998, MarkMonitor is a leading provider of Corporate Identify Management for Global 2000 corporations.

Focused on providing Outside the Firewall™ protection of online intellectual property for large firms, MarkMonitor offers a comprehensive suite of services that include domain portfolio management, brand monitoring, trademark management and fraud protection.

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