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The rules for registering dot ie domain names are changing

The rules for registering dot ie domain names are changing. From March 21st 2018, the need to explain why you want a particular name (also called ‘claim to the name’) when registering a dot ie domain name will be removed.

This will make it faster and easier to get a dot ie domain. Anyone with a real connection to Ireland will be able to register any available dot ie domain they want.

In the meantime, it is important that you protect your brand and register any available names you need before the rules change. The only way to ensure that no one registers a domain you want or need is to register it yourself.

What is changing?

what will change to our registration policies if the claim is dropped

What isn’t changing?

What isn't changing to dot ie. IEDR

What does this mean for you?

  • If you are running a business, you currently have an advantage as you have a ‘claim to the name’ which allows you to secure your available domain names today.
  • From March 21st 2018, anyone with a connection to Ireland can register any domain name without proving a ‘claim to the name’.
  • Safeguard your hard-won identity and reputation online – don’t let a competitor take your dot ie domain names.

Secure your domains today

  • Use the handy search tool in the header and find out if your .ie domain name is available.
  • Visit our Accredited Registrars List to buy your domain before someone else does.

What happens if someone takes my name after March 21st 2018?

Disputes are handled using the IE Dispute Resolution Policy supported by the provisions of the legal Terms of Service, and the IE Registration & Naming Policy.