How is Brexit affecting .EU domains?

Posted by Robert Appleton Domain Names

The European Registry for Internet Domains (EURid) has decided that anyone without an EU postal address will no longer be able to own a .EU domain name once the UK leaves the EU.

They will therefore be terminating all .EU domain names registered to UK addresses on one of two dates:

  • 30 March 2019 if the UK exits the EU with no deal
  • 1 January 2021 if the UK exits the EU with a deal

To read the full notice, click here.

How to keep your .EU domain name

If you have an EU postal address, you can use it as your domain’s admin contact. To continue using your domain as normal, please update your domain registration details.

What if I don’t have an EU postal address?

Unfortunately, this means that you WILL lose your EU domain, but we will keep you updated on next steps and provide you with plenty of guidance so that we can help to minimise the inconvenience caused.

At this stage, if you do not have an EU postal address, we recommend that you:

  • Purchase a new domain name
  • Transfer your website over to your new domain
  • Redirect your EU domain to the new website for the remaining period

We understand that you may have questions and concerns about this news. If you would like support with any issues please open a support ticket.

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