Brexit And Your IT Services

As we approach Brexit, with or without a deal or it being delayed, we are finally getting some clarification on how key issues will be handled. Unfortunately, this is not good news and therefore there are some very important points below which require action.

Domain name servers:

The world finds out where to look for your website and where to send your emails because of your DNS (Domain Name Service) Records as published by our Name Servers (NS). Until 2 years ago our name servers were based as ns1.ramsay.IT and ns2.ramsay.IT, however our Ramsay.IT domain is a risk due to Brexit (see point two below). Therefore, everyone must change their name servers to our new name servers IF you are using the Ramsay.IT name servers above.

Our new nameservers are:

We are in the process of changing everyone over, however, if your domain name is held with a third party and we provide your nameservers you may need to do this yourself or ask the company who hold your domain name to make this change for you. You can check your nameservers here:

If you have any questions please ask.

.EU and other EU based Domain names such as .IT .FR

Since the creation of the .EU Top Level Domain (TLD) the eligibility for registration has been tied to presence/citizenship in the EU of the company or person owning the domain name, in accordance with Article 4(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 733/2002. The same rules apply to ownership of other, country-specific Top Level Domains (TLD) of European member states such as .IT of Italy.

As of the withdrawal date (currently scheduled for Friday, 29 March 2019) undertakings and organisations that are established in the United Kingdom but not in the EU and persons who are citizens of the United Kingdom will no longer be eligible to register, renew or own .eu domain names.

The EU has stated, That where, as of the withdrawal date and as a result of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, a holder of a domain name does no longer fulfil the general eligibility criteria for EU TLD’s the Registrar shall be entitled to revoke such domain name registration on its own initiative and without submitting the dispute to any extrajudicial settlement.

Therefore persons and organisations who hold or use .EU or other European Domain names should take urgent action as recommended during the Christmas period by the UK Government.

At Welgo we can secure and transition you to a new Domain name however we would normally recommend doing so over a period of years, that may not be possible in this case.

Stock Supply and anticipated requirements

The press and 24 hour news channels are full of stories about the potential problems associated with international trade after Brexit. If you plan to purchase new equipment around or shortly after Brexit, will a delay of the delivery or an increase in price of the kit have a negative effect for you? If so, please talk to us now.

Lastly, we hold a limited amount of spare parts and equipment, we keep the stock levels low for two key reasons, innovation in the IT market means the value of kit declines and Next Day delivery is the norm for almost everything we need. In preparation for potential delays we are increasing this supply, however, we have to be realistic about how much we can hold and also the fact that it is just not practical to hold stock of everything everyone might need. Therefore we ask that you consider if it will be of benefit to your business to hold a supply of spares, this also applies to our office stationery, printer consumables, paper and till roll supplies.