No Action Will Be Taken Yet Against .EU Domain Names Registered By Residents In UK

EURid, the .eu and .ею domain name registry, issued a statement today regarding the United Kingdom referendum results and .eu domains owned by UK residents.

On 23 June 2016 voters in the UK referendum expressed their preference to leave the European Union. As the next steps have still not been determined and the political and legal processes have not yet been initiated, note that no action will be taken against .eu or .ею domain names that have been registered by residents in UK.

EURid has been appointed by the European Commission to manage the technical infrastructure of .eu and its variants in other scripts. When further details are known about the timing and details of a UK exit, the European Commission will instruct EURid on how to proceed. We will continue to keep all our stakeholders fully informed.

The UK exit might take years to complete and even then it is not clear how and if all relations to the European Union will be resolved.

And even if UK residents are not permitted to own .eu domains there are always workarounds. And I have not heard of the .EU nexus requirements being enforced by the registry anyway. But that is a different matter…


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

One comment

  1. Domain Observer

    I guess people are more interested to see when the Greece will be the next hitter.

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