Liberals and Democrats fight to reinforce the .eu domain name
MEPs on the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee have today adopted a legislative report, being steered through the Parliament by ALDE MEP Fredrick Federley, on the revision of the legislation establishing the .eu domain name.
The .eu Top Level Domain is the eighth largest country code in the world with over 3.8 million registrations in 2017. Liberal and Democrat MEPs believe the domain name can support the digital single market, by enhancing an online European identity and encouraging online cross-border activities.
Building on the European Commission’s proposals for reform, the Committee decided to build on the criteria by which a website can be blocked, adding in reference to Rule of Law safeguards, as envisaged in the future MFF proposal.
Fredrick Federley MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament commented,
“In line with my proposals, the Committee has built on the European Commission’s draft legislation to ensure the .eu registry operates according to the public interest and under the strictest rules of transparency, fairness and accountability. In particular, I am delighted MEPs have successfully added a Rule of Law safeguard in the .eu Regulation.”