.EU Domains and Brexit

 

EURID the .EU registry has launched the following notice. In short... Registrants are expected to update their .EU domains to associate their domain's individual ownership, or established organisation to a country of the European Union wherever legal. This of course, no longer includes the United Kingdom.

Applicable countries in CC format are as follows:

AT BE BG CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GR HR HU IE IT LT LU LV MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK

 

A friendly reminder:

  • An EU domain's registrant is considered an individual if the organisation field is blank and a 'Country of Citizenship' field is populated.

Alternatively...

  • An EU domain's registrant is considered an organisation if the organisation field is populated with a valid organisation established in the European Union.


How will this impact a registrant's .EU domain as an individual/organization based in the United Kingdom?

EURID will gradually suspend, withdraw, and inevitably revoke your registrant's domain over the below periods. Resellers should proactively begin addressing at-risk domains and communicate the actions required to eligible registrants.


Phase Period Start Period End What happens
Warning Phase   Dec 21st 2020 EURID will directly contact the registrant warning them of their continued non-compliance
Phase #1 Jan 1st 2021 March 31st 2021 Domains will enter a SUSPENDED state. This will prevent DNS resolution, consequentially disrupting mail, web, and other services associated to the hostname. Resellers can still make the compliant changes via regular means.

EURID will no longer accept new registrations with UK based individuals and organisations.
Phase #2 April 1st 2021 January 1st 2022 Domains will enter a WITHDRAWN state. The reseller and registrant will lose the domain. A restore cost will be charged
Phase #3 January 1st 2022   Domains will become REVOKED. EURID will release the domains back into general availability at their own discretion.



How do I update the domain's contact handle to ensure compliance

During the Warning Phase:

This action can be performed in the reseller control panel or via the modify (include valid tld_data for individuals) API request.

During Phase #1:
This action can be performed in the reseller control panel or via the modify (include tld_data attribute for individuals) API request. There will be a wait period of 72 business hours~ as EURID will manually process the request.

During Phase #2:
Email help@opensrs.com with the new contact handle details for each impacted domain. There will be up to a 96 business hour turnaround for changes to take effect. The reseller's account will be charged a restore fee and the domain life-cycle's createday+expirationdate will reset to match the date of restoration.

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