The Internet of Things (IoT) is the principle of connected devices and objects that are uniquely identifiable and are virtually represented in an Internet-like structure. This machine-to-machine interaction is increasingly becoming a reality as related technologies rapidly find their way into everyday life.
“.eu is the route that many innovative European businesses and organisations take to promote their ideas online,” said EURid’s General Manager, Marc Van Wesemael. “The organisation behind the Internet of Things is one example of a group at the forefront of new ideas who, I am pleased to note, uses a .eu website.”
As one of the events during EU Internet Week (12-16 November 2012), the IoT conference is about “shaping Europe’s future Internet policy”. This meeting of public and private sector stakeholders aims to facilitate debate and explore key issues facing the IoT such as technological developments, international cooperation, ethics, privacy and security.
For more information about the IoT and its think-tank group, Council, visit http://www.theinternetofthings.eu.
About .eu and EURid
The .eu domain ranks among the largest top-level domains in the world, connecting 500 million people in 27 EU countries to one Internet identity. More than 3.5 million .eu names have been registered since the domain opened for registration in 2005. Many companies and brands use a .eu website as a practical solution to convey a clear European identity and their business ambitions, including Fairtrade International, Foot Locker, Louis Vuitton, the MAN Group, Microsoft Corporation, Orangina and Toyota.
EURid is the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu top-level domain, following a tender process and appointment by the European Commission. EURid works with over 850 accredited registrars and provides support in the 23 official EU languages. EURid is registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which is an expression of EURid’s environmental commitment. With headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), EURid also has regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden). More information at: http://www.eurid.eu.