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With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) on 31st January 2020 there are many questions regarding many aspects of life and business.

One such question refers to what happens to UK businesses and individuals who have registered a .eu domain.

Let us start with what the requirements are for registering a .eu domain:

  • Undertakings having their registered office, central administration, or principle place of business within the European Community;
  • Organisations established in the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law;
  • Natural persons who are residents within the European Community;

At the time of writing this article there are still many unclear aspects as to what Brexit will bring.

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Deal ?

No Deal ?

Transition period ?

What will either of these bring ? has found the below pdf document that you might be interested in reading.

Many countries within the EU still retain their own country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), for example Italy, France, Spain as well as others, and to register one or more of those country code Top Level Domains you will be required to also meet the conditions of .eu (dot eu) domain registration - such as being a resident of, or business registered in, the EU.

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Update 1: The below PDF document, dated 18th July 2018 was released:

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european union flagUpdate 2: EURid also updated this Brexit Notice document on 10th February 2021.

EURid is the Registry that operates the top-level .eu domain (and associated variants).