Brexit could free up some .eu Domains

Internet domains ending in .eu were introduced in 2006, and to be honest, I didn’t think that they were that widely used.  I was obviously wrong, as there are apparently 300,000 .eu Domains registered to addresses in the United Kingdom alone.

Since to own an .eu domain name you actually have an address within he European Union, those 300,000 domain owners could find themselves being asked to provide new addresses – ie. an address in an EU country – if no other deal is reached on what happens to them.

For companies in the remaining 27 EU countries that could mean that a long sought-after domain suddenly becomes free after the end of March.

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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