A great new opportunity for online businesses

by Melissa Nangle
16 Dec 2016
1 minutes to read

From Monday 20 December, it will be possible to register a place name as your domain name.  For example, Birr.ie, Raheen.ie, Rathdrum.ie.  So if you have a business that can show a connection to Ireland, now is your chance to register it.  Think of the potential for promoting local tourism, food or agri-businesses.  It’s also a great opportunity for your resident’s association, sports club or Tidy Towns committee.

What placenames can be used?

Any town, village, city or townland can be applied for. In the past, these domains were only available to Local Authorities, or anyone who got special permission from them. Other groups could use the placename only as part of a longer name, for example, HowthRugbyClub.ie.  Now is the opportunity to own a distinctive placename like Skibbereen.ie. Check available names here https://www.iedr.ie/

So no matter where you’re based, whether it’s Birr, Raheen, Dungannon or Rathdrum, for example, you will be able to a register a .ie domain that matches the name of your area. More information on this can be found here.

How can I get one?

You should get in touch with one of our accredited .ie Registrars, who will help you with your registration request.