.EU: Brexit and UK citizens, what will happen at the end of the transition period ending on 31/12/2020

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Last January, we indicated that we would keep you informed of the expected updates from Eurid regarding the conditions of registration of the .EU for UK citizens following the Brexit.

Eurid has indeed announced that from January 1st, 2021, it will NO LONGER allow the registration of any new domain name by UK holders.

The registry will also refuse the update of a domain name to a UK registrant.

Registrants who do not comply with these rules will be notified as of 21/12/2020.

The new eligibility conditions for a .EU domain name will be as follows:

TO BE:

  • a citizen of the European Union, independently of their place of residence; or
  • a physical person who is not a citizen of the European Union and who is a resident of a Member State; or
  • a company established in the European Union; or
  • an organization established in the European Union, without prejudice to the application of national law.

So be vigilant with your currently registered .EU in order to comply with these new rules that will come into force, as a reminder, in January 2021.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Union citizens who are residing in the United Kingdom will remain eligible to hold a .EU domain name after the end of the transition period. They will have to update their registration data and prove their Union citizenship.
  • UK citizens residing in a Union Member State will remain eligible to hold a .EU domain name after the end of the transition period. UK citizens residing outside of the Union Member States, on the other hand, will no longer be eligible to hold a .EU domain name after the end of the transition period.

Author: Carine VIGNERON

Chargée de clientèle - Spécialiste relations registres - Nameshield group