Brexit update on the .eu TLD
Urgent action required until March 30, 2019 for .eu registrants residing or established in the United Kingdom due to Brexit.
UK residents might no longer be eligible to register or renew .eu domains after Brexit. To be on the safe side we offer to use our trustee service. Affected domains might be deleted otherwise.
Since there is current uncertainty about the further proceedings around the Brexit we will continue to inform you about developments. In any case we want to make sure you and your clients residing in UK have all necessary information at hand to be able to properly manage and keep their .eu domain.
EURID, the .eu registry has notified its registrars that based on current EU regulations natural persons / organizations residing / established in the UK will no longer be eligible to register or renew .eu domain names as they no longer meet the eligibility requirements in case no withdrawal agreement is reached.
The European Commission provided the following notice:
“The revocation of existing holders’ rights and the prohibition for registrars from processing any more requests for registrations or renewals for .eu domain names whose holders are no longer eligible must be prepared so that the necessary measures are effective as from 1 January 2021 or, in case that there were no withdrawal agreement in force before 30 March 2019, as from 30 March 2019. Accredited .eu Registrars will not be entitled to process any request for the registration of or for renewing registrations of .eu domain names by those undertakings, organisations and persons.”
The registry has provided an information page for further details.
This means that while existing registrations can continue until the end of their registration period, new registrations and renewals of existing registrations will no longer be possible. To avoid any issues for your customers, we are recommending that registrants transfer ownership of the domain name to a third party (Trustee) established in or resident in the EU that will allow the former registrant continued use of the domain name. Key-Systems is able to provide such a service through a trusted third party. Please see the Trustee agreement in the interface of your RRProxy account for more details and the conditions of this service.
Please inform all affected customers to avoid any unintended failures to renew .eu domain names and outages due to registry deactivation.
- As announced by EURid in May of 2016 and further reminded in June 2018, the Cyrillic domain name(s) with the Latin .eu extension will be phased-out, i.e. deleted, following a three-year phase-out period on 31 May 2019.
- From 1 June 2019, only Cyrillic domain names with the Cyrillic .ею extension (Cyrillic.Cyrillic) will remain registered.
In order to avoid an interruption in their web presence as of 1 June 2019, registrants should only use their Cyrillic.Cyrillic domain name. EURid will send an email on the matter to all Cyrillic.Latin and Cyrillic.Cyrillic domain name holders accordingly. Please follow up with your impacted registrants on the matter.