As is well known, since January 1 about 80,000 domains registered by British citizens and entities in .EU, the domain zone of the European Union, have been suspended. The decision by EURid, the registry managing .EU, was made due to the fact that Great Britain has completed Brexit and has officially left the EU. Of course this came as no surprise – EURid had repeatedly warned about this for many months – so it was even more surprising to see a flood of customer support inquiries at registrars by people who had somehow missed all the warnings.
Considering this, EURid decided to do them a favor, according to Domain Incite. It was initially thought that the suspended domains would remain so until March, when they would be deleted and available for further registration. Now the suspension period has been prolonged by three months, until the end of June. Registrants can retain their domains if they move them to a registrant with an EU address, or if they provide evidence that they are an EU citizen temporarily living in the UK.