There has been a significant decline in the number of .eu domain names EURid has suspended and deleted due to illegal activity from 2015, a record year, to 2016.
In 2015 EURid suspended 14,710 domain names and deleted 10,128. But to date in 2016 the number of suspensions have roughly halved to 5,877 to the end of November while the number of deletions plummeted to 488.
In 2015 law enforcement agencies reported 390 domain names for illegal activity leading to 339 suspensions. The number of reports from law enforcement agencies has roughly quadrupled with 1,471 domain names reported resulting in 1,447 suspensions.
In an effort to further their work combatting cybercrime in .eu and .ею (the Cyrillic version of .eu), and as cybercrime rates worldwide continue to climb, EURid has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Europol, the European Policy Agency. The MoU will see the two organisations collaborate by engaging in joint efforts related to fighting cybercrime, to exchange statistical data and trends pertaining to cybercrime, and to commit to cooperate on projects designed to combat cybercrime.