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MEPs turn attention to new '.eu' domain name

The Internet's governing body, ICANN, has approved plans for two new domain name suffixes - .biz and .info, which will be available for use within months, opening up the packed market for domain names. More will soon follow with '.eu' becoming a top level domain name and on 4 ...

The Internet's governing body, ICANN, has approved plans for two new domain name suffixes - .biz and .info, which will be available for use within months, opening up the packed market for domain names. More will soon follow with '.eu' becoming a top level domain name and on 4 July, it came a step nearer as MEPs voted a number of amendments in the first reading of the proposed regulation on introducing '.eu'. MEPs see the creation of the '.eu' domain as a crucial factor in speeding up the development of e-commerce in Europe. The amendments that Parliament adopted highlighted their intention that there should be principles of self-management and non-interference and also called for the creation of a policy advisory board representing a cross-section of society to advise the .eu registry.