This poor woman's crime was to support the .EU registry "too much".
People ask me why I don't experiment more in alternative registries and namespaces.. This is why. Why would I spend my days scouring for valuable names so the registry can one day unseat me? .. or price me out of my renewals when they go under new management?
Why dabble in .EU, a namespace without a Country - so mixed-up that they don't know if they want more registrations and cashflow or the alternative of utter and complete irrelevance?
Go to the established registries that understand they can tax their masses "a little" and make "a lot more" than if they tax them out of existence (or try to appropriate their land).
I've said it before.. people flock to America to invest, build their lives and homes because it is a land of opportunity (current credit market warts and all).. People go to namespaces for the same reason.
It is not a merry coincidence of luck and good-fortune that the world uses predominantly .com names for site building and direct-navigation. The .com name-space represents freedom. It doesn't judge content, it doesn't prohibitively price renewals. Anyone can come... bring us your poor, tired and hungry. Those huddled masses bring enthusiasm and promotion. They work diligently to reinforce the worth and relevance of the space to anyone who cares to listen. That global multi-level marketing effort and fortunate timing have helped to elevate .com into a benchmark... a world-wide defacto standard for website extensions.
Not in Europe my friends. Buy too many names there, spend too much time cheerleading the space and you're likely to have the registry cut your legs out from under you and target your names for elimination.