Document Requirements

Simply click on the option below that best describes you, to see what documents you need to provide. We accept photos of documents sent using your phone – snap and send. You can email these to your Registrar, or to registrations@iedr.ie.

  • We are a registered company

    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).

     


    I am self-employed

    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.


    We are a business partnership

    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.


    I am starting a business

    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 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.

    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).


  • I want to register my own name

    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 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.

    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).


    I want to register a domain for a blog or informational website

    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 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.

    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).


  • I want to register a domain name for my registered trademark

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

     

    Other Trademarks

    If you hold a different trademark, you should still include this (trademark number and type).

    In this case, you’ll also need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of commercial identity.


  • I want a domain name for my 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 Myself 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.


  • I want to register a domain for a school or college

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

     


  • Statutory Body/Government Use

    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.


  • I want to register a domain for a charity

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

     

    NOTE: Waived Registration Fees

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

    Please see here for further information on the Charity Policy, and a list of the participating Registrars.


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

  • Overseas Applicant

    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.

     

    Examples of the entities that can show this required real and substantive connection to the island of Ireland and the types of evidence accepted are outlined below:

    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 IEDR registration requirements and cannot register a .ie domain.

     


    Other

    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.