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At a small signing ceremony in Brussels yesterday, Fabio Colasanti, the Director General of the European Commission’s Information Society DG, joined with EURid board members: Pierre Verbaeten (Chairman) Franco Denoth and Anders Janson to sign the Service Concession Contract to operate the .eu registry.


With this long awaited contract now concluded, the Commission will formally notify ICANN of the selected registry operator allowing official negotiations to commence between EURid and ICANN to have .eu put in the root.


Though preparations for the launch of .eu can now proceed with a little more certainty, EURid will be looking for a speedy conclusion to negotiations with ICANN in order to minimise delays in launching .eu. EURid has long maintained that it requires 6-9 months after contractual matters are concluded in order to commence .eu registrations, starting with the 4-month sunrise period required by the European Commission’s Public Policy Rules for .eu.


EURid is currently working on the initial Registration Policy for .eu to include rules for phased registration (the sunrise period), a Whois policy and Alternative Dispute Resolution for disputes over .eu names. As required under the terms of Regulation 733/2002, which provided the legal framework for .eu, EURid will be consulting with the European Commission and other relevant parties on this document.


EURid will also concentrate on finalising the .eu Registrar agreement and the Registrant Terms and Conditions which will be translated into all 20 official languages of the EU. Once .eu is in the root, EURid will begin to accredit a network of .eu registrars across EURid who will be able to take pre-registrations from their clients in preparation for the .eu launch. A comprehensive timetable will also be made available providing dates for significant events in the run-up to going live.


Over the coming months, the full rules and procedures for registration will begin to appear on the web site with translations into all official EU languages. EURid will liaise the Intellectual Property community and other stakeholder who benefit from the sunrise period in order to ensure greatest awareness of the sunrise period and the steps to be taken in order to protect their brands in the .eu names space.


Further information on EURid and the .eu registry can be found at:

Sunrise Registration is Available to Trademark and Service Mark Holders only!

Over a half billion “content-starved” Mobile Internet users worldwide are waiting to see your company and brands on their Internet-enabled mobile phones and wireless devices.

So What Is dotMP™? The Ultimate Mobile Blog Tool! Overview dotMP™ is your address on the Mobile Internet and the first complete mobile content platform. So what’s that mean? It means you get .mp domain name(s), management tools and Mobile Internet site that plays on mobile phones and wireless devices all over the world.

The only thing we don’t provide is content. That’s up to you. dotMP™’s key components are as follows:

  • Mobile Content Platform
  • .mp TLD – The Mobile Address
  • dotMP™ Commercial Sites (CS): Ownership, Compelling Content, and Community
  • dotMP™ Personal Sites (PS): Fun Fun Fun! (coming soon)
Mobile Content Platform

All second-level .mp domain names (, for example) resolve properly on Internet enabled mobile phones and wireless Web devices all over the world. This is the “platform”; we call it Universal Mobile Content. Mobile Internet users are quickly learning that there’s no guessing when it comes to URLs ending with “.mp”, they all work on the Mobile Internet.

dotMP™ facilitates the publishing of your company’s content or message on the Mobile Internet. You control your dotMP™ Commercial Sites (CS). Your dotMP™ CS is deployed and ready for your content the instant registration is complete. There are no extra service contracts or fees. Once your dotMP™ CS is up; you’re in control and you decide what content you want to publish.

The .mp TLD – The Mobile Address

The .mp TLD is dotMP™’s foundation. Mobile Internet users all over the world are quickly discovering that URLs ending with “.mp” always work on their devices. “.mp” is the mobile address, in other words “.mp = mobile phone”!

.mp = mobile phone

dotMP™ Commercial Sites (CS): Ownership, Compelling Content, and Community Ownership: it’s your site! Don’t be satisfied with “” (for example), this dilutes your brand and message.

Compelling Content: The only thing that really matters is compelling content. Your brands, products, services and message are the compelling content. dotMP™ facilitates the publishing of your content to millions of Mobile Internet users in markets across the world. You control 100% of the content on your dotMP™ Commercial Site. You decide what’s compelling.

Community: dotMP™ allows you to build community with your customers. For example, your RSS content can be used to automatically update your dotMP™ CS and by doing so you can keep your customers “in the know” with company news and events. Additionally, dotMP™ CS allows your customers to give you real-time feedback “from the field” using their mobile phones.

“Gates described to his audience, which included Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Michael Dell, Carly Fiorina, Barry Diller and other top business executives, how blogs worked and suggested that they could be used as a tool for businesses to communicate with customers.” – USA TODAY

dotMP™ Personal Sites (PS) Coming Fall 2004!

“But most are simply me-me-me sites — my favourite band, sports team, clothes, food and friends. They have music and photos, links to other sites their creators like. These kids are writing about what they know best — themselves and the minutiae of their daily lives.” –

Generation C: “Instead of asking consumers to watch, to listen, to play, to passively consume, the race is on to get them to create, to produce, and to participate.” – TRENDWATCHING.COM

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