.eu code of conduct open to public

The registry first proposed the concept of a .eu Code of Conduct several months ago, explaining it as an incentive for subscribing registrars to provide a high quality of service, until later releasing a draft version of the Code to registrars for assessment in December 2006. Registrars have since been able to comment on the Code and EURid is now inviting the general public to also do the same.

The Code will be implemented on March 29 and registrars subscribing to it will be listed on the official Code of Conduct website. The Code will used to handle domain name issues that are difficult to regulate adequately in a legal context.

Acting as a secretariat for the Code of Conduct, the .eu registry will launch a platform for receiving complaints against registrars subscribing to the Code. Meanwhile, the Conduct will be governed by an elected Council of Conduct -- a self regulating body consisting of members of .eu registrar community, the Internet community and a EURid representative.

"We felt the time had come to recognise accredited registrars offering a best in class service and that a Code of Conduct was the ideal way in which to do this," says Bob Walraet, business manager at EURid.

"The registry believes that allowing registrars subscribing to the Code to carry the official subscriber logo on their websites will enable the public to make a more informed decision when choosing which accredited registrar to use when registering their .eu domains."

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