3rd October 2005 - Rochdale-based, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Zen Internet has announced that it has become an accredited registrar for the ".eu" domain, and has therefore become one of the few companies who are able to accept pre-registrations. Zen Internet will be pre-registering all requested domain names for when EURid, the operator of the new .eu top-level domain, allows the registration process to begin. Zen has launched an information page on its new Web hosting site (<http://www.zenwebhosting.com>) under the Domain Names section. This offers further information to interested parties and also allows people to place a pre-registration order for their requested domain.
".eu" has been launched by the European Commission to allow businesses and individuals to create an EU-wide identity on the Internet. This new domain will join addresses such as ".com", and national identities such as ".uk" and ".fr".
"We are delighted to be able to offer our customers the chance to reserve and register the ".eu" domain. This is an opportunity for Zen Internet to help businesses further adopt ecommerce in Europe and move towards a true pan-European identity," said Stuart Birchall, Technical Services Director, Zen Internet.
He continues: "It is important that businesses take the earliest possible opportunity to pre-register their domain names with Zen. This will maximise the chances that the pre-registration will be successful".
The ISP will be welcoming enquiries from everyone wanting to register an .EU domain. In the first period of the launch (Sunrise 1) public bodies and holders of registered names and trademarks will be assigned their domains. Many businesses will want to register for this period in an attempt to prevent cyber-squatting - people trying to register names that don't legally belong to them.
This latest offering from Zen Internet adds further to its portfolio of Internet-related products which range from ZenADSL Home 250, which is the ideal package for home users looking to experience low-cost, unrestricted Internet access for the first time to ZenADSL Office 2000, which is a top of the range business solution that removes dial-up speed restrictions and can download documents up to 40 times faster than a standard dial-up modem.
About Zen Internet:
Established in 1995, and one of the first ISPs in the UK, Zen Internet provides a full range of high quality services to the home and business user, from the latest in high speed DSL Broadband Internet access and complete hosting packages to state of the art Web site design and e-commerce solutions. Zen Internet are recent winners of the ISPA Best Light Business Broadband award in 2005, and won the PC Pro Best Broadband award in 2004.