Germany’s biggest domain name registration company, Nu, said on Wednesday that it has shut down its domain registration operations in Germany.
Nu said the decision was “due to a decline in the number of registrations and a shift to an international domain naming system,” according to the Associated Press.
The company said in a statement that it will “continue to work with our international partners to secure the continued registration of domain names,” adding that it would “take appropriate legal action if necessary.”
Germany’s biggest German domain name registrations company Nu.
Nu is the largest German registrar for domain names.
The company said it plans to resume its registration activities in the coming days.
German authorities have been in the process of shutting down German domain names after the country’s largest registrar lost its registration rights in 2014.
In 2016, the country lost its status as a registrar of the Internet’s top 100 domains after a court found the registry had been abusing its power.
Nu was later found to have violated a European Union (EU) directive on domain names by not registering the domain names in Germany, but it did not face any legal action from the European Commission.