ccTLD Update – .EU domains and Brexit

Update on .EU domains and Brexit

Further to the announcement from EURid last week and their hold notice issued the following day (see our newsflashes on those announcements here and here respectively), the registry has just updated its schedule, and the new transition plan is outlined here.

From 1 January 2021, EURid will not allow registrations of new .EU domains by UK registrants.

For existing registrations, UK registrants will need to demonstrate their eligibility in line with .EU regulations by updating the registration data before 31 December 2020. Any domains registered to a UK registrant who by 1 January 2021 has not demonstrated his/her/its eligibility will be withdrawn.

If the transition period is extended by one or two years, in accordance with Article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement, the specific dates of the current plan should be adapted accordingly.

We will continue to work with you to transition your names to EU entities.

Should you require any further information, please contact us or your Client Manager.