More than 80,000 UK-registered .eu websites and related emails have stopped working following the completion of Britain’s departure from the EU, Computing reported. It is as a result of rules that state EU rules an .eu domain can only be held by a citizen or organization located within the block.
The EU also ruled that any British .eu domain holder who shifted their domain’s registration address from a UK address to somewhere in the EU would be eligible to retain the domain. Brits who failed to do that would have their domains suspended from 1st January 2021 to 31st March 2021 – as has now happened… On 2nd January 2021, the registry manager delivered its third Brexit notice to UK registrants, telling them that their .eu domain was no longer compliant with the .eu regulatory framework and has been moved to “SUSPENDED” status until 31st March 2021. According to EURid, a suspended domain can no longer support any service (such as website and email), but its registrar can still reinstate it after updating the registration data.