The .eu domain is now open to anyone within the European Union who wants to register a Web address. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis from more than 1,000 accredited registrars.
Trademark holders and public bodies have been able to register their .eu domains since December in a "sunrise" period. So far .eu registrar Eurid has received more than 300,000 applications for addresses with the domain.
Sylvia Carr of Silicon.com reported from London.