EU domain names and Brexit

Following the vote to leave the European Union in 2016, the UK is currently in a transition period in order to leave the EU. That transition period will come to an end on 31st December 2020.

The end of the transition period will bring about new rules for .eu registrants in the UK.

More specifically, if .eu registrants do not have an EU residence, business address or citizenship, they will not be able to keep their current .eu domain.

EU domain names and Brexit
EU domain names and Brexit

What this means for you if you have an EU residence

If you have an EU residence, you’ll need to ensure these details are reflected in your registration details, you can contact us to make this change for you.

If you have a UK address but EU citizenship

If your registrant address is in the UK, but you have EU citizenship, please contact us to discuss options.

If you are a UK citizen not resident in the EU; UK resident and not an EU citizen; or UK undertaking or organisation established in the UK but not in the EU

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to keep your domain after 31st December 2020.

Please look for an alternative domain ending such as or .org through our website’s domain name page.

You’ll need to change your website to your new domain and cancel your current .eu domain through DoodleIT.

Please note

If you do not take these actions, your domain will be withdrawn by the registry EURid on 1st January 2021 and any internet services associated with that domain (e.g. website, email) will stop functioning.

Any questions?

If you have any queries about any of this, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01824 702375.

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