We’ve been asked about the possibility of keeping ownership of .eu domains after the Brexit transition period. At the time of writing, the situation is that after 31 December 2020, .eu domains registered to a UK resident business or individual will stop working.
A domain can be retained if it’s registered or transferred to an EU business or – crucuially – an EU citizen no matter where resident. So, those with both a UK and Irish passport, for example, can register their domain in their personal name, demonstrate their EU citizenship and retain their domain. It’s also possible to transfer the domain to an EU based business or a trusted close contact who is an EU citizen (as long as they have a genuine connection to what the domain is used for).
We have published a comprehensive Knowledgebase article, correct at the time of writing, detailing a number of different scenarios and how we can help with existing domains – no matter where currently registered – and registration of new ones.
Please get in touch if you have any further questions after reading the article.