Eurid is currently conducting a survey regarding their domain transfer proces.
As mentioned last year DNS BE wants to implement a token based transfer approach sorta like what Verisign is doing.
Seems Eurid is heading the same route as DNS BE but prolly with a few alterations depending on the outcome of the survey. Though it is nice that Eurid manually checks domain trades before executing them it is not a system that is known for being speedy. On the otherhand it is very secure and it is almost impossible to steal a DOT EU.
Normally when you start a transfer for dot EU the owner has to agree to an email that Eurid sends. Alot of hosting companies that transfer domain names have the tendency to put the domain name on their own name during a transfer (aka trade). Most people have no clue that it is happening but with dot EU or dot BE they will notice. So in the end dot EU transfer might go faster but the registrant has to pay more attention to what is happening to his or her domain name. Or they might end up like the chap with his parislimo.com domain name
- Generic TLDs could harm traditional domains (v3.co.uk) It’s only making it more difuse. However i don’t think that it will not change much when you look at the current situation and take ccTLD’s in mind.
- ICANN Close to Final DAG for Top-Level Domains: Will Policy Concerns by New Applicants Be Resolved? (circleid.com) Pushed and delayed again .