I received this news via email and thought it might be important to share with everyone. Those of you who like to drop catch .EU domains in particular, might wanna take note of these upcoming changes. The new changes implemented by the EU registry (EURID) will effect new domain registration life cycles. From the 15th of September, 2014 and onwards, newly registered .EU domain names will expire at the end of the registration term.
What does this mean exactly? Well, here is an example. For Existing Domains Registered Before September 15, 2014 Registration Date: January 15, 2014 Expiration Date: January 31, 2015 (January 15, 2014 + Forward to the End of Month (January 31, 2014) + add a year for the registration (1 Year)
For Domains Registered After September 15, 2014 Registration Date: January 15, 2015 Expiration Date: January 15, 2016 (January 15, 2014 + add a year for the registration (1 Year)
This effects those of you who like registering EU domains knowing you had that extra time before expiration. After these new changes though, you won’t be able to take advantage of that anymore!