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12|10|2009 08:45 am EDT

.EU IDN Launch: German Language Domains Take Top Spots

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registries

In the .EU IDN launch today German language .EU domains with Umlauten (special characters) took the top spots. Also the majority of registrants of the newly released domains are from Germany according to EURid , the registry for the regional TLD. The first domain registered was ärzte.eu, meaning Doctors in German.

As expected the majority of names has been registered through the numerous registrars of realtime.at and will be auctioned at Sedo starting 3pm CEST tomorrow.

First 10 IDNs registered

  1. ärzte.eu (Doctors in German)
  2. börse.eu (Stock Exchange in German)
  3. flüge.eu (Flights in German)
  4. bücher.eu (Books in German)
  5. ferienhäuser.eu (vacation homes in German)
  6. reisebüro.eu (travel agency in German)
  7. büro.eu (office in German)
  8. küche.eu (kitchen in German)
  9. müller.eu (miller in German, also a last name)
  10. öl.eu (Oil in German)

Which countries registered the most IDNs in the first hour?

  1. Germany
  2. Czech republic
  3. France
  4. Luxemburg
  5. Poland
  6. Belgium
  7. Great Britain
  8. Greece
  9. Sweden

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5 Comments

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Sedo

December 10, 2009 @ 12:19 pm EDT

Almost all of those names have been pre-registered by Sedo clients, and will be auctioned off (starting tomorrow) at http://sedo.com/euidn

Frank Michlick

December 10, 2009 @ 12:50 pm EDT

@Sedo: Thanks, I updated the post accordingly, I forgot to mention it.

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Drewbert

December 14, 2009 @ 8:37 am EDT

SEDO “clients” or SEDO “partners”?

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