.eu registration changes and Brexit

This article will explain the changes that have occurred regarding .eu domains and Brexit.

Since the United Kingdom has now left the European Union, .eu domains cannot be registered by or transferred to any UK registrants.

You will only be able to register a .eu domain if:

  • Your business, organisation or undertaking has an EU or EEA address;
  • You have an EU or EEA citizenship; or
  • You have an EU or EEA residence

My .eu domain is gone, even though I comply with these rules – what should I do?

If you previously owned a .eu domain and believe that you meet the eligibility criteria listed above, you should contact EURid – the registry responsible for the day-to-day running of the .eu Top-Level Domain – by emailing them on info@eurid.eu.

For more details about EURid’s Brexit policy, be sure to read their full notice here.

How do I change the domain name associated with my products to a non .eu domain?

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to purchase and register a new domain name first so that you have a replacement domain ready.

Once you’ve registered your substitute domain, you can then update the domain associated with your products by contacting our Support teams, who will be happy to help transfer everything over for you. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions outlined in each article below:

What happens next?

On 1 January 2022, all withdrawn .eu domain names will be revoked and made available for general registration once more.

As EURid issues more notices about the eligibility of .eu domains in regards to Brexit, we will provide any further information as it becomes available via email and within this Support article.