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Over 6,000 Brexit domains snapped up after mass delete

EURid saw about 6,000 .eu domain names that formerly belonged to Brits re-registered in the first day after a mass delete at the start of the month.

“Around 6000 Brexit-related domain names were re-registered during the first day, and around 6500 as of today,” a registry spokesperson said.

EURid had released around 48,000 domains in batches on January 3, so the portion of domains considered valuable enough to snap up was about 13.5%.

The domains had belonged to UK citizens who no longer qualify for .eu after Brexit came into effect a year ago.

Registrants had been given many chances to retain their names by transferring them to an entity in the remaining EU an EEA states, or to an EU/EEA citizen residing in the UK.

There were almost 300,000 .eu domains registered in the UK at the time of the Brexit referendum in 2016.

The post Over 6,000 Brexit domains snapped up after mass delete first appeared on Domain Incite.

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