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Neale Richmond, from the coalition Fine Gael, criticised Leave.EU for shifting its domain registration to Waterford, Ireland. In a scathing attack against the group, he called Leave.EU – who supported Nigel Farage – a “threat to our democracy”. In response to his attack, the group’s communications director, Andy Wigmore, shut down the Irish politician.

He told Politico: “This is a non-event by a third-rate EU fanatic MP and pathetic”.

Leave.EU had originally been based in Bristol but moved itself to Ireland in order to retain its .eu domain address.

Over 80,000 domain names assigned to UK registrants are set to be suspended by the bloc’s EURid registry.

In order to retain the internet address, the group’s founder registered the organisation to the Republic of Ireland, according to the Euractiv website.

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By doing this, the group, backed by millionaire Arron Banks has retained its famous domain much to the ire of Mr Richmond.

Speaking to Irish lawmakers on Thursday, Mr Richmond said: “This organisation is a threat to our democracy.

“It is a politically subversive organization that, if allowed to gain a foothold in our democracy, will have an absolutely detrimental effect.”

Mr Richmond, who also worked as an adviser in Brussels, warned the group goes further than just its Brexit campaigning.

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EU domains registered in the UK will be suspended until March 31, 2021.

Any which domicile in an EU member state must provide evidence of citizenship with one of the EU 27.

After April, those domain names will need to demonstrate that they are eligible.

Next year, the domain names which have not been registered in EU states, will then be up for grabs.

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An EURid statement said: “After the end of the transition period: United Kingdom undertakings or organisations established in the United Kingdom but not in the Union, United Kingdom citizens who are not resident of a Union Member State, and United Kingdom residents who are not Union citizens will no longer be eligible to hold a .EU domain name.”

The issue of domain names has remained as one of the lesser issues following the UK’s departure from the EU.

As seen in Northern Ireland, there have been some teething problems with goods entering from Great Britain.

Prior to the end of the transition period, Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove did admit businesses would suffer some uncertainty at the beginning of the year. 

He did add this week: “It is the case that in the weeks ahead, we expect that there will be significant additional disruption – particularly on the Dover-Calais route.”

He also declared the Government would step up efforts to aid companies trading with the EU.

The Government has moved to insist any issues are temporary and will soon be resolved while consulting EU officials over potential customs delays.

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