Do you have a European (.eu) web address?

We have been speaking to a number of clients about emails that they are receiving from their web domain registrars about what might happen to their .eu domain names on their websites post-Brexit.

.eu domain extensions are only available for people, companies, and organisations with an EU address. This means that it is not likely that organisations in the UK will be able to renew or keep their .eu websites, with some registrars indicating that these domains will be deleted if they are registered to a UK address.

If you have a European address then you should look to change your registrant details to include this.

Registrars are suggesting that if you do not have a non-UK address, then you should take steps now to purchase a new UK domain name and to migrate your website and products to the new address.

As is with the current unravelling of Brexit, this may well change, but we would advise all clients with a .eu domain to speak to their registrars and put a plan in place.

About the author

Tom has worked at RWA for over 12 years, starting as Operations Manager before taking on roles as Operations Director, CEO and most recently as Director leading the company into the digital age.

Before joining RWA, he was involved in helping develop the operations of one of Wales’ fastest growing utility consultancies as well as leading the Key Accounts team of a major commercial energy supplier.

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