Leave.EU moves its registered domain address to Waterford so it can keep its website
*insert something about hypocrisy here.
The pro-Brexit lobby group Leave.EU has moved its registered domain address to Waterford in order for it to remain in the EU registry.
Following the conclusion of the Brexit transition period, 80,000 internet domain names assigned to UK registrants were suspended by the EU registry.
No other UK-based registrant will be able to obtain a .eu domain and those suspended will have no functional features.
According to EURACTIV, in order to avoid any of the disruption the UK's departure has caused, the campaign group Leave.EU has migrated their registrant address to Waterford in order to remain in the EU and keep the domain name.
Yes, you read that correctly...
Leave.EU is fronted by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and is bankrolled by Aron Banks. It's understood that changing the name to a different domain would have not only impacted the brand of Leave.EU but also affected the website's ranking in search engines.
EU domains registered in the UK will remain suspended until 31 March.
After April, those who haven’t demonstrated their eligibility will see their .EU domain names withdrawn.