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cordis.europa.eu - the new address for CORDIS

Marking Europe Day with a new, European identity, CORDIS, the European Union's official information service on research and innovation, moved to the new .eu internet domain on 9 May 2006.Along with the rest of the Europa portal and EU institutions, CORDIS therefore has a new U...

Marking Europe Day with a new, European identity, CORDIS, the European Union's official information service on research and innovation, moved to the new .eu internet domain on 9 May 2006.Along with the rest of the Europa portal and EU institutions, CORDIS therefore has a new URL or web address. The European Council in Lisbon in 2000 decided to create .eu in order to complement country codes such as .fr or .de and reflect the importance of electronic communications for Europe's competitiveness. It is therefore particularly fitting that CORDIS, with its key role in supporting EU research and innovation, should now use '.eu' as its home address. In the vast majority of cases the change of address is very simple. Users who have bookmarked CORDIS services in their web browser's 'favourites' can update them simply by removing '.int' from the URL. For example, cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ now becomes cordis.europa.eu/fp7/. While 'deep-links' between web sites are not encouraged, users and webmasters with direct links from their site to individual pages within CORDIS can update them in the same way. CORDIS will continue to be accessible at the .eu.int address for a transitional period to allow users to update their links, bookmarks and 'favourites'. In some exceptional cases the address may change further. For instance, wire.cordis.europa.eu should now be accessed at cordis.europa.eu/wire/. The .eu top-level domain became available on 7 April 2006, so that any EU citizen, business or organisation can now have a pan-European web identity. Over one million domain names have been registered to date.