EURid to terminate .eu domains registered to UK addresses following Brexit

Following advice from the European Commission, EURid (European Registry for Internet Domains) has confirmed via their website that anyone without an EU postal address will no longer be able to own a .eu domain name once the UK leaves the EU.

EURid 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 from EURid , click here, and for the full communication from the European Commission click here.

Next steps:

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 strongly suggest you:

  • Purchase a new non .eu domain name
  • Transfer your website over to your new domain
  • Redirect your EU domain to your new domain name
  • Update promotional materials and digital marketing to reflect the new domain name of your website

We understand that you may have some questions and concerns about this news.  We will be contacting customers who have registered an .eu domain with us regarding this issue soon.