Brussels says F*ck.eu to UK .eu domain owners.

jmcc

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Seems that the the European Commission have decided that approximately 320K UK registered .eu domain names will be cancelled when the UK leaves the EU next year. The decision was taken by the non-experts in the European Commission without consulting the .eu registry (Eurid) first. The decision will affect approximately 10% of the .eu domain names and will also have some fallout for Northern Ireland.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/29/eu_dumps_300000_ukowned_domains_into_brexit_bin/
https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2018/03/29/eu_dumps_300000_ukowned_domains_into_brexit_bin/

The European Commission awarded the Belgian country code (.be) registry the contract to run the .eu ccTLD. Not having any experience or expertise in running a large registry, it proceeded to make a complete mess of things. The .eu has been dependent on brand protection/trademark/business registrations as it has not really captured the public imagination and is rarely used in the UK or Ireland. It is popular in the 2004 Accession states in Eastern Europe. The German registrations account for the largest group of domain names but the number of German registrations has been falling for years.
 
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The fukwits in the EU strike again, little wonder the British People want out.
 

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Where is Victoria Nuland when she is actually needed ?
 

jmcc

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The fukwits in the EU strike again, little wonder the British People want out.
Essentially. Some non-expert pondscum intellected gobshítes in Brussels decide, in a fit of pique, to delete 10% of the .eu domain names.

Statement from idiots in Brussels:
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/notice-stakeholders-withdrawal-united-kingdom-and-eu-rules-eu-domain-names
http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=50760

Eurid's statement:
https://eurid.eu/en/news/ec-releases-communication-concerning-brexit-and-the-eu-tld/
 

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The vindictiveness and spitefullness of the EU grows more apparent by the day. Their levels of butthurt about the UK leaving are off the charts.
 

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Evil Irish also prevent UK companies owning .ie domains.
No. A UK company that trades in the Irish market can register a .ie domain name and the regulations on the .ie ccTLD have been relaxed in the past week. (Unlike politics, I have a bit of a clue about this domain names stuff. ;) )
 

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Seems that the the European Commission have decided that approximately 320K UK registered .eu domain names will be cancelled when the UK leaves the EU next year. The decision was taken by the non-experts in the European Commission without consulting the .eu registry (Eurid) first. The decision will affect approximately 10% of the .eu domain names and will also have some fallout for Northern Ireland.

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2018/03/29/eu_dumps_300000_ukowned_domains_into_brexit_bin/

The European Commission awarded the Belgian country code (.be) registry the contract to run the .eu ccTLD. Not having any experience or expertise in running a large registry, it proceeded to make a complete mess of things. The .eu has been dependent on brand protection/trademark/business registrations as it has not really captured the public imagination and is rarely used in the UK or Ireland. It is popular in the 2004 Accession states in Eastern Europe. The German registrations account for the largest group of domain names but the number of German registrations has been falling for years.
Well UK invoked Article 50 to leave EU at 11pm, 29th March 2019. UK in effect also voted to leave the .EU domain by doing so, as they have also decided to leave Euratom, Gallileo, Single Market, EU, EFTA, Bank passporting, Visa free travel in EU, E111-E112 system, etc. There is no surprise here. Anyone surprised by this needs to do some reading up on what Brexit actually is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit
 

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No. A UK company that trades in the Irish market can register a .ie domain name and the regulations on the .ie ccTLD have been relaxed in the past week. (Unlike politics, I have a bit of a clue about this domain names stuff. ;) )
That will most likely change after Brexit.
 

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The fukwits in the EU strike again, little wonder the British People want out.
They're getting out. They just can't take their domain names with them. Why, logically, would the EU permit non EU countries to use a .eu domain name? The point of national domain names is to indicate origin. Correct decision. Suck it up leavers. You keep saying you won and everyone should get over it. Looks like the EU had done precisely that. So, brexiteers, you won. Get over it.
 

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That will most likely change after Brexit.
Unlikely. The Irish domain name market is actually quite borderless with the largest Irish domain name registrars covering NI as well as the South. The UK's position with .ie domain names has been in place for some years and changing it would also cause problems for NI registrants.
 

jmcc

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They're getting out. They just can't take their domain names with them. Why, logically, would the EU permit non EU countries to use a .eu domain name? The point of national domain names is to indicate origin. Correct decision. Suck it up leavers. You keep saying you won and everyone should get over it. Looks like the EU had done precisely that. So, brexiteers, you won. Get over it.
It looks like this was the gobshítes in the European Commission, who are not domain name experts, on what was a solo run without consulting the .eu registry (Eurid). Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein are not in the EU but can register .eu domain names.
 

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But the EU want the UK to keep paying money into the project so why do they kick this gift horse in the mouth regarding domain names of all things.
 


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