.eu registration changes and Brexit

As the UK has chosen to leave the EU, there will be an impact on users with .eu domain names.

.eu domain extensions are only available for people, companies or organisations with an EU address – this means that .eu domains will no longer apply to residents within the UK without an EU registered address.

If you have an EU address, you can update your domain information to your EU address and you will be able to continue using your domain as normal.

Non-EU residents will no longer be able to register .eu domains, or renew any existing .eu domains, unless they also have an EU address.

These changes will come into effect once the UK leaves the EU. This could be one of two dates:

  • 30th March 2019 (if the UK exits the EU with no deal)
  • 1st January 2021 (if the UK exits the EU with a transition deal)

What happens to my existing .eu domain?

Up until the UK leaves the EU, you will be able continue to use any existing .eu domains, however we encourage you to update your registrant details to include an EU registered address to avoid losing your domain once the UK’s exit is complete.

To change your registrant details, please update the Contact Details in your 123 Reg control panel. If you need any assistance, please use the Raise Support Ticket link at the top of the page, and our expert service teams will make the change for you.

If you do not have an alternative EU address, your domain will be deleted once the UK leaves the EU.

Can I register a new .eu domain?

Any new .eu registrations will need to be processed with a valid EU Registered address. This means that any new registrations cannot be completed with a UK address.

How can I change my domain name?

If you are no longer going to use your .eu domain, you can purchase a new domain name and then migrate your existing website and associated products to your new address. Our service teams will be happy to help you migrate everything quickly and securely. Or you can follow the instructions listed below:

What happens next?

As this process unfolds, we will provide any further information as it becomes available via email and this support article.