Another Brexit delay continues to fuel confusion in the UK ZDNet’s Danny Palmer tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about the latest Brexit decision that is, yet again, delaying the UK from leaving the European Union until October. Read more: https://zd.net/2IzAH5Z The European Commission has decided that EU residents living in the UK can keep their .eu domains even after the UK officially pulls out of the union. Its new position on .eu domains, spotted by The Register, is the latest twist in the EC’s thoughts on how to treat .eu domains that are owned by EU residents but registered to a UK address. Brexit and tech: Three scenarios from alright to awful Tech after Brexit: Where do we go from here? Brexit: Get ready for skills shortages and lost business, warn analysts Brexit spells turbulence for cloud computing: 6 stormy scenarios The change was announced Friday on EC-contracted domain registrar Eurid’s website. It reverses an EC decision in January that barred EU citizens who live in the UK from maintaining a .eu domain. Back then, the EC decided that EU citizens in that situation would need to cancel their UK-registered .eu domains within two months of the UK’s exit from the EU. The notice from the EC says that “at the time of the UK withdrawal, EU citizens residents in UK may still keep their .eu domain name(s) thanks to the changes of the .eu eligibility criteria that as of 19 October 2019 will see the citizenship criteria added to the… [Read full story]
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