Upcoming Termination of Email and Hosting Services from the registrar Domains.coop
We have recently been informed by our service provider that, as of 1st May 2020, all Email and Hosting products, including website builders, are to be discontinued and will cease to function as of this date. This includes all free email addresses offered with domain registrations. We are sincerely sorry for this abrupt change and are ready immediately to assist with the transition of those services to the best-suited registrar within our global network of domain registrars.
You can refer to the notification we put on our website last week for more information:
Before this date (1st May 2020) you will need to source new Hosting, Sitebuilder and Email providers to replace the existing service. We are ready to assist you during this transition. We have listed (below) other providers of the email and hosting services, from your geographical region, who you may wish to transition to…
I don’t know if domains.coop only wants to support companies that are “within our global network of domain registrars” by suggesting that people move to other hosts that are not co-ops or if they have not considered that there are co-operative hosting services that are not “within our global network of domain registrars” that could potentially take on some of their existing clients and therefore keep some of the email and website hosting within the co-operative movement.
In the UK we are intending to suggest to them that they might consider suggesting that their existing clients migrate to co-ops that can provide the services that are being shutdown, see this thread:
Perhaps it might be appropriate for the same to be done for other parts of the world.