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EURid Suspends 74,000 Domain Names


By Derek Iwasiuk
July 25, 2006

The European Registry of Internet Domain Names (EURid) has suspended more than 74,000 .eu domains. The Registry has taken legal action against 400 registering companies after reviewing the system for the .eu domain name registration.

The registrars were sued for breaching their contract with EURid, as they were "warehousing" domains, i.e. storing them with the purpose of selling them on.

In its review EURid found out that all the 74,000 domains registered by the 400 registrars were in the hands of just three companies - Ovidio Ltd, Fausto Ltd and Gabino Ltd. The organization is convinced that the registrars are just a front and can be looked on as one and the same.

After the court proceedings starting in Brussels in October, the Registry hopes to make the domains, which are now "on hold", available for registration again. EURid pointed out that it will continue to investigate other complaints about phoney registrars.

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