starts on December 10

euridBrussels, 10 September 2009 – EURid is pleased to announce that .eu will support internationalised domain names (IDNs) effective 10 December. For the first time, residents of the European Union will be able to register a .eu domain name made up of non-Latin characters.

“IDNs are particularly important for .eu,” notes Marc Van Wesemael, EURid General Manager.

“EURid supports all twenty-three official EU languages, and our employees come from twenty of the twenty-seven Member States. Supporting the use and growth of Internationalised Domain Names comes naturally to us.”

IDNs are domain names that contain characters from non-ASCII character sets. Examples include the Swedish å, the German ü, the Romanian ş and characters from the Bulgarian and Greek alphabets as a whole.

To find out exactly which non-ASCII characters will be supported by .eu, see supported character list.

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