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    .eu and Europe too .eu Takes Another Step Forward
    posted by michael on Friday March 01 2002, @04:12AM

    The EU Parliament has approved the .eu domain proposal, a development ‘welcomed' by the EU commission. The Commission stated that it "hopes" .eu will be operational by the end of 2002 or early 2003. Given the track record to date, and the work items still on their list, this may be optimistic.



    The Commission's press release identifies the following steps that remain before .eu can go live:
    The criteria and procedure to select the Registry will be proposed and submitted for opinion to the Committee assisting the Commission in the implementation of the Regulation.

    A call for expressions of interest will be published in the Official Journal, to be followed by an evaluation of the submissions received and the selection of a Registry. A contract will be concluded between the Commission and the Registry that will be entrusted with the administration and management of the .eu Top Level Domain. The delegation of the .eu to the Registry will have to be organised with ICANN, the body responsible for such delegation.

    Measures relating to public policy such as the policy on extra-judicial settlement of conflicts or the treatment of intellectual property rights need to be proposed by the Commission on which the Registry will be consulted. The Regulation has provided for a period (« sunrise period ») during which opportunities will be given to holders of prior rights and public bodies to register their names.

    The Registry will then implement these measures and become operational. The Commission hopes that this can take place by the end of the year or early 2003.


     
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    Re: .eu Takes Another Step Forward
    by hofjes on Friday March 01 2002, @05:02AM (#5115)
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    How does EU think it can make this happen?

    It doesn't control ICANN, and it doesn't control the root.
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