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EFF Urges EURid to Refuse EU Commission’s “Misguided Advice” to Eliminate UK-Registered .EU Domains

In response to the European Commission surprise announcement last week that British domain owners may no longer be entitled to keep their “.eu” domain names, EFF is urging the registry for .eu (EURid) no to follow through. Jeremy Malcolm in an EFF blog post today writes: “If EURid follows the European Commission’s misguided advice to eliminate UK-registered domains from the .eu domain space, enough time exists for the lost content to be archived, as occurred before the 2009 shutdown of Geocities. But it shouldn’t have to come to that. Despite what the Commission’s announcement suggests, the maintenance of legacy .eu domains held by British residents and organizations is consistent both with EU regulations, and with previous practice of other domain name registries. We strongly encourage EURid to push back against the European Commission’s announcement and affirm that it will be safeguarding these domains following Brexit.”

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