[At-Large] A brexit problem that I heard about

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Mon Aug 20 19:00:44 UTC 2018

On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 at 09:27, gtheo <gtheo at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Danko is correct, in my opinion, Eurid is now part of a political game
> between the UK and the EU.

Now? When was it ever not?

I don't recall EURID suddenly changing the requirements to mess with the
Brits. Access to an .eu domain has *always* been literally, a "member
benefit" of residents of countries inside the EU. In fact, IIRC the whole
publicity behind getting .eu domains was to publicize one's integration.

Next to the significant potential Brexit damage to entire industries,
companies, supply chains and business models, complaints about having to
redo corporate letterhead due to a TLD switch are really rather minor in
the big picture. So long as we still have search engines, telephones and
the post office, switching domains is at most a significant nuisance.

Perhaps there is a business opportunity here for registrars who offer to
soften the blows for UK-based .eu registrants, through assistance with
establishing sufficient EU presence, contingency planning,  or a
reduced-fee eased move to a more-appropriate TLD. Isn't this kind of
service the very reason one would want to deal through a registrar rather
than directly with a registry?

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