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Evidence requirements

Click the option below that best describes you, to see what evidence you need to provide.

FastPass

If you already own a .ie you don’t need to re-submit any documents for new applications. Just include your current .ie name in your application to your Registrar.

Business

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and that you are a registered company, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • RBN number – find yours here.
  • CRO number – find yours here.
  • Irish VAT number (registered in Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland).
  • Tax clearance certificate from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (or other correspondence from them showing your VAT number).
  • Irish/European Community Trademark number.
  • WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland).
  • Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (showing that you are registered for trading and resident in the island of Ireland).

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of commercial identity, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • RBN number – find yours here.
  • Irish VAT number (registered in Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland).
  • Tax clearance certificate from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (or other correspondence from them showing your VAT number).
  • Irish/European Community Trademark number.
  • WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland).
  • Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (showing that you are registered for trading and resident in the island of Ireland).

If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your commercial identity.

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of commercial identity, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • RBN number – find yours here.
  • Irish VAT number (registered in Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland).
  • Tax clearance certificate from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (or other correspondence from them showing your VAT number).
  • Irish/European Community Trademark number.
  • WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland).
  • Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (showing that you are registered for trading and resident in the island of Ireland).

If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your commercial identity.

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of personal identity, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • Irish Passport.
  • Irish/UK driver’s licence (showing an address in the island of Ireland).
  • Irish/Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland).
  • Official College ID (issued by any educational institution recognised by the Department of Education).
  • Department of Social Protection issued Public Services Card.
  • Correspondence from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (showing your PPS number).
  • If proving your connection to Ireland with a utility bill showing an address in the island of Ireland, please note that you will also be required to include proof of personal identity (e.g. passport, driving license).

If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your personal identity.

Individual

You can register any combination of your name if it’s available, including first name only, last name only, short name or a nickname.

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of personal identity, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • Irish Passport.
  • Irish/UK driver’s licence (showing an address in the island of Ireland).
  • Irish/Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland).
  • Official College ID (issued by any educational institution recognised by the Department of Education).
  • Department of Social Protection issued Public Services Card.
  • Correspondence from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (showing your PPS number).
  • If proving your connection to Ireland with a utility bill showing an address in the island of Ireland, please note that you will also be required to include proof of personal identity (e.g. passport, driving license).

If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your personal identity.

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of personal identity, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • Irish Passport.
  • Irish/UK driver’s licence (showing an address in the island of Ireland).
  • Irish/Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland).
  • Official College ID (issued by any educational institution recognised by the Department of Education).
  • Department of Social Protection issued Public Services Card.
  • Correspondence from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (showing your PPS number).
  • If proving your connection to Ireland with a utility bill showing an address in the island of Ireland, please note that you will also be required to include proof of personal identity (e.g. passport, driving license).

If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your personal identity.

Registered Trademarks

To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of commercial identity, please provide ONE of the following:

  • Irish Trademark number.
  • European Community Trademark number.
  • WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland).

If you hold a different trademark, you should still include this (trademark number and type) in your application. In this case, you’ll also need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of commercial identity.

Club, Society or Band

To show your connection with the island of Ireland, and evidence of the name of your club, society or band depends on the following:

If the organisation is established as a:

  • Company or Partnership: We will accept any ONE of the document types outlined in the Business option on this page.
  • Other: If the organisation is otherwise established, we will accept an Irish/Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland), or any ONE of the documents types outlined in the Individual option on this page, from a nominated member of the organisation.

If you are a Friendly Society registered under the Friendly Societies Acts 1896-2014, you can provide your identifying number with the Friendly Societies Register. Find this here.

School or College

To show your connection to the island of Ireland and evidence of your identity, please provide the following:

Statutory Body

Includes State or Government Bodies, Agencies, and Departments (including Hospitals, Semi-State Bodies, Education and Training Boards and Local Authorities).

If we can verify online that you are a State Agency or Statutory Body, you won’t need to provide any supporting documentation.

Charity

To show your connection to Ireland and evidence of charitable status, please provide any ONE of the following:

  • CHY number (Irish Revenue Commissioners issued number). Find this here.
  • NIC number (Northern Ireland Charity Commission issued number). Find this here.

Some of our Accredited .ie Registrars waive domain registration and renewal fees for registered charities.

Please read our Charity Policy for further information and a list of participating Registrars.

You will need to include your proof of your charitable status with your application.

Overseas Applicant/Other

If you are not an Irish/Northern Irish company, business partnership, sole trader, school/college or charity you may still be able to eligible to register a .ie domain if you sell goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland and can provide evidence of this, such as:

  • Sales invoices showing that the domain holder sells goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland.
  • Signed letter from a third party Solicitor or Accountant or Bank Manager or Auditor, confirming that the domain holder is selling goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland, or has serious intention to do so in the immediate future.

Companies, business partnerships, sole traders and charities

  • Provide evidence that you sell goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland AND proof of your commercial identity (e.g. certificate of Incorporation or verifiable online company number or VAT number).

Individuals (non-resident and non-citizen of the island of Ireland)

  • Individuals who are not resident in the island of Ireland and do not hold citizenship in the island of Ireland are unable to meet the registration requirements. They cannot register a .ie domain.

If you don’t fall under any of the above options, you may still be able to register a .ie domain.

Please email us at registrations@iedr.ie including some information about who you are and who will be using the domain.

One of our registration services team will contact you within 1 working day to confirm if you are eligible to hold a .ie domain.

Sending your supporting evidence

We accept photos of your supporting evidence sent by phone – ‘snap and send’. To send scanned documentation to us, you can either:

FAQ

Yes. You can still forward documentation to support-docs@iedr.ie. You need to include “Domains: <domainname>.ie” in the body of the email. There is an automated service internally which will identify the <domainname>.ie in the body of the email, detach the documentation from the email and attach it to the pending ticket in the queue for processing. Please note if you do not include the <domainname>.ie in the body of the email, the automated service will be unable to identify the documentation, which will result in the documentation being delayed for manual processing by the Registration Services team. Please note that the Registration Services staff cannot see any other text within the email.

No. The documents will be filed against all the domains listed in your email. For example, if you send four documents and list two domains in the email, all four of those documents will be filed against those two domains.