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.EU Brexit domains

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We would like to draw your attention to the impact of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on .eu domain names registered by registrants established or residing in the UK.

On 1st February 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union (Union). The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020. During the transition period, undertakings and organizations established in the United Kingdom and United Kingdom residents and citizens will continue to be able to hold and register a .eu domain name.

At the end of the transition period, United Kingdom undertakings or organisations established in the United Kingdom but not in the Union, United Kingdom citizens who are not resident of a Union Member State, and United Kingdom residents who are not Union citizens (hereinafter ‘UK registrants’) will no longer be eligible to hold a .eu domain name.

At the end of the transition period, EURid will enforce the following measures:
  • Existing registrations:
    • As of today (20/10/2020) we are notifying all UK registrants on the basis of the below text that they will lose their eligibility as of 1 January 2021 unless they demonstrate their compliance with the .eu regulatory framework by updating their registration data before 31 December 2020. They could do so by indicating a legally established entity in one of the eligible Union Member States, or updating their residence to a Union Member State, or proving their citizenship of a Union Member State irrespective of their residence.
  • New registrations:
    • As of from 1 January 2021 EURid will NOT allow the registration of any new domain name by UK registrants.
From that date, EURid will allow neither the transfer, nor the transfer through update, of any domain name to a UK registrant.

We can offer you a local presence address(within the EU) if you are unable to comply with the .eu regulatory framework as per the above - please email for further details on this.

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