On 1 January 2021, following the notices EURid, the .eu registry, published on their website since June 2020 and the emails they sent to affected registrars and registrars, over 81 000 domain names whose registrants had GB/GI as country code were moved to the “SUSPENDED” status.
These domain names belong to UK registrants and this is the result of the BREXIT.
The domain names are going to remain in such status until 31 March 2021 when the registry will place them in the “WITHDRAWN” status. A domain name in the “SUSPENDED” status can no longer support any service (such as website and email), but may still be reinstated if registration data is updated to meet the eligibility criteria.
Registration data may be updated by indicating a legally established entity in one of the eligible EU27 or EEA Member State, or by updating their residence to a EU27 or EEA Member State, or proving their citizenship of a EU27 Member State irrespective of their residence.
The registry’s support services have been working since the early hours of 2021 to help registrars and registrants to reinstate the domain names with updated contact details. To date, over 2 500 domain names were made operational again.
Should you be an affected domain name holder, the registry urges you to contact your registrar (the company through which you registered the domain name) and update the domain name(s) contact address or citizenship as soon as possible. Your registrar can be found in the WHOIS database. When the update of the domain name contact is completed, do send the registry a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The message must include the domain name.
Please consult the Brexit notice page for further information.