Why is my .eu domain name in quarantine?

This FAQ will explain why your .EU Domain Name is in quarantine

When domains are placed into quarentine it means that they have expired, so any products or services attached to them will no longer work. Your domain name is in quarantine because it was not renewed before the expiry date and as such has been deleted. Expired .eu domain names are put into quarantine for 40 days. During the quarantine period, websites or email address attached to the names no longer work. Once the quarantine period has passed, the domain names are released onto the open market and can be registered by anyone on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please note: Domains will go into quarantine one day prior to expiry date. Please note: These are the rules of Eurid, the governing registry for the .eu domain name extension, not 123 Reg.