Ciò in applicazione di una decisione della Commissione Europea, in applicazione della norma EC 733/2002, che prevedeva appunto l'estensione dei domini .eu a tutta l'Area Economica Europea (EEC).
Marc Van Wesemael, General Manager del Registry .EU, ha commentato:
“We welcome this positive development which has been in the air for some time: the more countries and businesses that benefit from .EU’s unique identity, the stronger its brand becomes. Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway have had close economic ties with the European Union since the Community’s early years. Granting them access to the .eu top-level domain is a natural step forward in that relationship ... Our annual research shows that .EU is seen as a reliable and valuable online label. We are confident that the companies and residents of these countries will soon appreciate the advantages of the .EU TLD, including the strong security procedures for its management and databases.”Dall'8 gennaio quindi, anche su DomainRegister.it sarà possibile registrare domini .eu intestandoli a privati, enti, associazioni ed aziende domiciliate in Islanda, Liechtenstein e Norvegia.