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Old 30 Mar 2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .eu domain names

Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .eu domain names | European Commission:

Europe dumps 300,000 UK-owned .EU domains into the Brexit bin
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Old 30 Mar 2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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Ouch! Thanks for spotting this FredOnline. I've been expecting it but hoping for a less sudden cut off.

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Old 24 Apr 2018, 04:01 AM   #3
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Personally, I think it makes no sense. Yes, registration requirement requires a EU address. At time of registration, it makes sense. But punishing numerous domainname holders just because of a political decision, makes less sense. At least existing .eu domains of UK based holders should remain untouched. Suspending new registrations would make sense, but why punish people for an act of government they cannot help?

This isn't the best advertising for the .eu extention IMO.
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Old 7 Feb 2019, 02:46 AM   #4
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Brexit: How This Impacts Your .EU Domain(s)

Got this e-mail from Namecheap today, that may be of interest:

As a UK resident who owns a .eu domain name, we thought it would be helpful to summarize how things currently stand and how you'll be impacted as a result of Brexit.

What's happening?

The UK is due to leave the EU at 11 PM local time on March 29, 2019. If the UK and EU agree a Brexit deal, there will be a transition period up until December 31, 2020.

The European Commission issued a statement advising that, as of the withdrawal date, organizations that are established in the UK but not in the EU, and people who reside in the UK, will no longer be eligible to register .eu domain names. They also won't be able to renew .eu domain names registered before the withdrawal date.

When will the changes take place?

As things stand, the changes will happen as follows:

If a Brexit deal is not agreed, your .eu domain(s) will be revoked on March 29, 2019.
If a Brexit deal is agreed, your .eu domain(s) won't be impacted until January 2021, once the transition period has ended.
We will, of course, be in touch as soon as we're able to confirm exact plans and timings.

How does this impact me?

If you still need your .eu domain(s), you will need to set non-UK contacts for each of them. For guidance on how to change contact information for your domain(s), read this article.

If this isn't possible, please contact our Customer Support Team who are ready to help and review your options.

We recommend that you don't leave this until the last moment and wait for March especially if you have a website attached to your .eu domain. The best option is to be prepared and move over to an alternative domain as soon as possible.
Luckily for myself, I only have 1 .eu domain name, which is due to expire later this year, which I wasn't going to renew.
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Old 7 Feb 2019, 03:14 AM   #5
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Should the UK leave the EU with no deal on 30 March 2019
On 30 March 2019, as of 00:00:00 CET, EURid will again notify by email both GB/GI registrants and their registrars that their domain name(s) is not in compliance with the .eu regulatory framework. Registrants will be given the possibility to demonstrate their compliance with the .eu regulatory framework by updating their contact data (e.g. indicating a legally established entity in one of the eligible EU27 or EEA Member States, or update of residence) before 30 May 2019, 00:00:00 CEST. During this two-month period, the domain names in question will remain active.

During this two-month period, the following actions are possible:

Contact data changes including updates to existing contact details
Name server and DNSSEC changes;
Transfer the domain name to a non GB/GI registrant
This is much more user-friendly than the Namecheap's threat of a cutoff on 30 March.

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