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.eu Domain Brexit Notice

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Published by in News · 10 September 2019
Tags: Brexitand.eudomains


EU rules on .eu domain names
This is notice of the changes to the eligibility criteria for ownership of .eu domain names  upon Britain's proposed exit from the European Union.  The ongoing negotiations with the EU may alter the measures indicated  below, but I feel it's important for you to be aware of, and to prepare  for, what is to come in order to secure your domain(s) and business.

What is happening with .eu domains?
In brief, the .eu registry, EURid, will revoke existing rights to all  .eu domain names where the registrant contact data uses a GB (UK) or GI  (Gibraltar) country code. This means that you will no longer be eligible  to register or hold .eu domain names after the withdrawal date. The  domain registry has outlined two scenarios which will affect you:

If no deal is agreed prior to 30 October 2019:

  • You won't be able to register a new .eu domain name with a GB/GI postal address

  • Between 30 March 2019 and 30 May 2019, 00:00:00 CEST there will be a  transitional period, enabling registrants to update the domain's contact  data to comply with the EU rules

  • The domains will remain active within the transitional period; changes  to contact data and domain settings, as well as domain transfers to  eligible EU registrants, will be allowed. However, domain renewal and  transfers to other GB/GI country code registrants will not be allowed.

After 30 May 2019, 00:00:00 CEST, non-compliant domains will be  withdrawn by the registry. This means that they, and any related  services, will no longer function. However, they will remain in the  registry's database. On 30 March 2020 00:00:00 CET, all withdrawn domain  names will be revoked from the registry's database and made available  for registration to eligible registrants.

If the UK leaves the EU after a transitional period ending 31 December 2020 (or later):

New registrations using the GB/GI country code will not be allowed from 1 January 2021, 00:00:00 CET; Between  23 December 2020 and 2 March 2021, 00:00:00 CET, there will be a  transitional period, enabling registrants to update the domain's contact  data to comply with the EU rules.

The remaining conditions are identical to those in the 'No deal'  scenario above, and withdrawn domains will be revoked on 1 January 2022  00:00:00 CET before being made available for registration to eligible  registrants.

Note: Eligibility requires that you are either an  individual who is resident in the EU or a business/organisation with a  legal entity within the EU. This also means that EU nationals currently  residing in the UK will lose their right to their .eu domain name unless  they can demonstrate compliance.

What can I do now?
If you have a .eu domain name with us, please get in touch as soon as possible.

If you're resident or have a legal entity such as a business or  organisation within one of the remaining 27 member states, Norway,  Iceland or Liechtenstein, you can update the registrant contact details  now with a legitimate EU address.

Alternatively, you can transition your website traffic to a non-.eu  equivalent domain extension of your choice to minimise potential  inconvenience to your business or website users if the domain is  withdrawn as planned; aprompt can help you do this upon request.

We can help you to implement the solutions above and, in addition to  this, domain name registrars are working hard to develop a compliant and  effective alternative solution. We'll provide more information to you  soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do  get in touch and we will be happy to help.

I hope this notice help.
Peter.


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