Reding and the EU 'web villain of the year'

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Reding and the EU 'web villain of the year'

ISPA award given for shambles of .eu domain registration.

EU commissioner Viviane Reding and the European Commission were awarded the title of Internet Villain of the Year at the ninth annual UK Internet Industry Awards held at the London Marriott Hotel last week.

The award, among many others, is made on an annual basis by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA).

Reding and the European Commission saw off competition from e360 Insight, Peter Black, executive chairman of Next Generation Networks UK, the British Phonographic Industry and the US government.

An ISPA spokesman said: "Commissioner Vivianne Reding and the European Commission received the award for foisting the most arcane set of rules yet seen for prior registration of .eu domains, requiring UK registered companies to submit legal affidavits to justify the authenticity of their business."
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