On 1 October 2020, the European Registry of Internet Domains (“EURid”) contacted UK holders of .eu domain names with the stark warning that they would lose their .eu domain name on 1 January 2021 unless they were able to update their registration details to show compliance with the .eu regulatory framework. The .eu regulatory framework sets out who can hold a .eu domain name, namely:
- EU/EEA citizens;
- Residents in the EU/EEA;
- Organisations established in the EU/EEA.
On the 1 January 2021 many domain names owned by UK registrants had their domain names suspended as they no longer meet the eligibility requirements to hold a .eu domain name.
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