EURid released its Q2 2019 Progress Report today, sharing its quarterly statistics and developments. Highlights include:
The quarter ended with a total of 3 623 691 .eu registrations. The high increase in Ireland could be related to the notice about UK withdrawal from the EU and its subsequence to UK .eu domain name holders. Some of the UK domain name holders may have had the chance to transfer the domain names to their branches in other countries of the EU and EEA, e.g. the neighboring Ireland.
Q2 confirmed to be strong on renewal rate as the .eu domain name registration was launched in April 2006, that is also the month when the majority of .eu domain names were registered. The renewal rate of Q2 shows that the original registrants continue to rely on their .eu domain names.
Developments throughout the quarter also included: