When the UK leaves the EU, EURid (the European Registry for Internet Domains) has decided that anyone without an EU postal address will no longer be able to own a .eu domain name.

We therefore expect that EURid will terminate 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

You can read the full article on the EURid website.

Keeping a .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.

No postal address in the EU

If you don't have a postal address in a European Union country, it looks like you will lose your .eu domain name.

What to do if this affects you

If you have a .eu domain name and don't have an EU postal address (or plans to get one), the only route open to you is to purchase a domain name outside of the .eu top level domain.

You can then start using this new non-.eu domain name for your site, redirecting traffic to the new domain well before the cut-off date. This will enable search engines and visitors to get used to the new domain name.

If you'd like more information about this, please contact us to discuss.