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EC releases communication concerning Brexit and the .eu TLD

29 March 2018

Yesterday afternoon, EURid, the registry manager of the .eu TLD, received the link to the European Commission’s communication concerning Brexit and the .eu TLD. The communication states that, based on the United Kingdom’s intent to withdraw from the European Union, undertakings and organisations that are established in the United Kingdom but not in the EU and natural persons who reside in the United Kingdom will no longer be eligible to register .eu domain names or, if they are .eu registrants, to renew .eu domain names registered before the withdrawal date.

This could happen as of 30 March 2019 in the case no withdrawal agreement is reached between the UK and EU, or as of 1 January 2021 in the case that an agreement is reached. 

The full communication highlights the fact that this information is subject to any transitional arrangement that may be contained in a possible withdrawal agreement, which is an ongoing negotiation between the United Kingdom and European Commission.

Read the full communication.

We will continue to keep you informed as we continue to receive critical information over the coming months. We will also work on measures concerning the implementation of both aforementioned scenarios and update our stakeholders accordingly.