ICANN axes three gTLD applications
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The .eu top-level domain (TLD) will no longer apply to the UK after the country exits the EU.
In a notice to stakeholders, the European Commission said that subject to any transitional agreement, the EU regulatory framework for the TLD will not apply in the UK.
Under article 4(2)(b) of regulation 733/2002, the following are eligible to register .eu domain names: (i) undertakings having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the EU; (ii) organisations established within the EU (without prejudice to the application of national law); and (iii) people resident within the EU.
But, when the UK leaves the EU, undertakings and organisations that are established in the UK and people who reside in the UK will not be eligible to register or renew .eu domain names.
Accredited .eu registrars will not be entitled to process any request for the registration or renewal of registrations by UK undertakings, organisations or residents.
EURid is the registry manager of the .eu TLD. There are 3.8 million domain names registered under.eu and the .ею (Cyrillic script) TLD.
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