Amidst its recent auction bidding scandal, I discovered, effective immediately, GoDaddy has stop selling .EU domain names to customers with a UK registrant contact on their domain name.
Of course, this action relates to Brexit — United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union — and primarily customers with GoDaddy registrations presiding in the UK.
Per GoDaddy’s help page covering this story, domain registrants are offered two options:
- If you have a valid address in the European Union that is not in the UK — you can update your domain registrant contact to keep the domain valid. Please note that you must use a valid registrant contact address according to valid ICANN guidelines.
- If you do not have a valid address — your domain name will be deactivated on May 30th, 2019 and removed from your account in March 2020. You can register a different domain name, such as .UK and .CO.UK domains.
GoDaddy states it’ll send out more information as this story continues to unfold and new information comes to light as negotiations continue.