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The rules for registering .ie domain names have changed

The rules for registering .ie domain names have changed. From March 21st, 2018, the need to explain why you want a particular name (also called ‘claim to the name’) when registering a .ie domain name has been removed.

Previously, an applicant registering a .ie domain had to prove they had a valid claim to the desired domain and a real, tangible connection to the island of Ireland. The change to the registration process retains the requirement for applicants to prove their connection to Ireland but drops the need to prove a valid claim to a name.

This makes it easier and faster to get a .ie domain for anyone with a real connection to Ireland.

What has changed?

What hasn’t changed?

What isn't changing to dot ie. IEDR

What does this mean for you?

It’s never been easier and faster to register a .ie domain. New customers only need to send one document proving a connection to Ireland. Returning customers can avail of Fastpass and do not need to re-submit any documents whatsover.

Protect your online identity by securing your .ie online address. All .ie domains are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.