UK companies and residents will be stripped of .EU domains after Brexit

The latest casualty in the UK’s impending departure from the European Union? Domain names ending with .eu.

As spotted by The Register, the European Commission announced on Thursday that after Brexit, any and all UK citizens and companies will be barred from owning .eu domain names. In a letter to stakeholders, the Commission, which is the legislative body of the EU, said: “As of the withdrawal date, undertakings and organizations that are established in the United Kingdom but not in the EU and natural persons who reside in the United Kingdom will no longer be eligible to register [or renew] .eu domain names.”

Exactly when these domain names will be taken away isn’t clear, but the Commission suggests it could happen on the date of Brexit…

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