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.ie Domain

What is a .ie domain?

When searching online, Irish internet users expect to see website addresses with .IE domain names. Whether you are an Irish local, a small business owner, an IT professional, an environmentalist, or just someone who appreciates sheep and rolling green hills, a .IE domain name is for you! With a .IE domain name you will rank higher in local search results and in the hearts of the locals.

Show your connection to the Irish culture and commitment to providing the best internet experience in Ireland with .IE domain. A .IE domain name is short, professional and memorable helping your website stand out in a sea of content online. Ireland's economy is small, modern and trade-dependent. Their high-tech laborers and loose tax laws are a leading driver of business investment.

Protecting your brand is as important as growing it. Registering your brand name in Ireland is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you! Register your perfect .IE domain name before someone else does.

How do I buy a .ie domain?

Looking to buy a .ie domain name? You've come to the right place! IE Domain Registry, the registry authorized to operate the .ie domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .ie domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because Country Code domains are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the Irish registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.

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FAQs for .ie

What is the registration term allowed for .ie domain names?
The minimum term for .ie cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
How long does it take to register my .ie domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .ie cpr144449003101 during general availability is 1 Day.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .ie domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ie); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.ie).
Trustee Service for .ie

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

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Trustee service is not available for this extension

How do I host my .ie domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .ie. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .ie requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
No. At present the .ie domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
Grace period for .ie domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .ie domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .ie domain names?
You may visit them here: Ireland's Domain Registry.cpr144449003101
.ie Domains Dispute & Policy

The most recent source for .ie domains dispute proceedure can be found at: www.domainregistry.ie/index.php/mnudisres/mnupolicy

Dispute Resolution Policy

1. Mandatory Administrative Proceeding
1.1 The Registrant agrees to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding before an independent and impartial panel ("the Administrative Panel"). The Administrative Panel shall be appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") Arbitration and Mediation Center ("the Provider") in accordance with the WIPO Dispute Resolution Rules of Procedure for .ie Domain Name Registrations in the event a Complainant claims that:
1.1.1 a domain name is identical or misleadingly similar to a Protected Identifier in which the Complainant has rights; and
1.1.2 the Registrant has no rights in law or legitimate interests in respect of a domain name; and
1.1.3 a domain name has been registered or is being used in bad faith.
1.2 The fact that the Registrant has registered the domain name, the subject of the dispute, does not constitute evidence of rights in law or legitimate interests in accordance with Paragraph 1.1.2.
1.3 Protected Identifiers for the purpose of this Policy are:
1.3.1 trade and service marks protected in the island of Ireland.
1.3.2 personal names (including pseudonyms) in which the Complainant has acquired a reputation in the island of Ireland.
1.3.3 geographical indications that can prima facie be protected in the island of Ireland. Geographical indications are, for the purposes of this Policy, indications which identify a good as originating in a territory or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. A Complainant is deemed to have rights in a geographical indication for the purposes of this Policy, if it has standing to bring an action based on the alleged infringement of the geographical indication before the courts of Ireland.
1.4 The Complainant carries the burden of proving, prima facie, that the three conditions specified in Paragraph 1.1 are met.
1.5 Unless otherwise agreed between the IEDR, all Parties and the Panel, the IEDR cannot be joined as a party to and shall not participate in any way in the Administrative Proceeding.
2. Evidence of Registration or Use in Bad Faith
2.1 The following factors, in particular but without limitation, may be considered as evidence of registration or use of a domain name in bad faith:
2.1.1 where the domain name has been registered or is used primarily for the purpose of selling, renting, licensing or otherwise transferring the registration to the Complainant or to a competitor of the Complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of the registrant's documented expenses which are directly related to the registration of the domain name; or
2.1.2 where the domain name has been registered or is used primarily in order to prevent the Complainant from reflecting a Protected Identifier in which it has rights in a corresponding domain name; or
2.1.3 where the Registrant has registered or is using the domain name primarily for the purpose of interfering with or disrupting the business of the Complainant; or
2.1.4 where the Registrant has, through its use of the domain name, intentionally attempted to attract Internet users to a web site or other on-line location by creating confusion with a Protected Identifier in which the Complainant has rights; or
2.1.5 where the domain name is used in a way that is likely to dilute the reputation of a trade or service mark in which the complainant has rights;
2.1.6 where the Registrant has intentionally provided misleading or false information when applying for the domain name registration.
3. Evidence of Legitimate Rights
3.1 The following factors, in particular but without limitation, may be considered as evidence of rights to, or legitimate interests, in the domain name:
3.1.1 where the Registrant can demonstrate that, before being put on notice of the Complainant's interests in the domain, it had made demonstrable good faith preparations to use the domain name in connection with a good faith offering of goods or services, or operation of a business; or
3.1.2 where the domain name corresponds to the cpr144449003101 personal name or pseudonym of the Registrant; or
3.1.3 where the domain name which is identical or misleadingly similar to a geographical indication has been used, in good faith, by the Registrant before such geographical indication was protected in the Island of Ireland.
4. Initiation of Proceeding and Process
4.1 The requirements and process for initiating and conducting a proceeding and for the selection of an Administrative Panel are set out in the WIPO Dispute Resolution Rules of Procedure for ie Domain Name Registrations, which can be found at http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/rules/ie.html.
5. Decisions and Remedies
5.1 The decisions which an Administrative Panel can take in respect of a dispute shall be limited to:
5.1.1 confirmation of the registration;
5.1.2 cancellation of the registration; or
5.1.3 transfer of the registration to the Complainant.
5.2 The fact that a Complainant is deemed to have rights in a geographical indication for the purpose of submitting a complaint under this Policy is without prejudice to the Panel's determination of whether the Complainant is entitled to a transfer of the registration, should the complaint be found by the Panel to meet the conditions specified in Paragraph 1.1 of this Policy.
6. Implementation of Decisions By Registry
6.1 A Panel decision to transfer a domain name registration shall be subject to the prevailing party meeting the registration conditions for .IE at the time of implementation of the decision. If such conditions are not met, the domain name registration subject to the dispute shall be cancelled.
6.2 A Panel decision to cancel or transfer a domain name registration shall be automatically stayed for a period of 21 working days from the date of notification by the Provider to the Parties and the IEDR. If within 21 days of notification the IEDR is put on actual notice of the commencement of proceedings before the courts of Ireland by a Party in relation to the domain name registration the subject of the decision, the decision shall be stayed and not implemented by IEDR until court order or agreement with and between the parties.
6.3 Otherwise, the IEDR shall implement the Panel decision in so far as it reasonably can.
7. Court Proceedings
7.1 This Policy is without prejudice to and shall not prevent any party to the proceeding from submitting the dispute to a court of law for independent resolution at any time.
8. Transfers During a Dispute
8.1 The Registrant may not transfer a domain name registration:
8.1.1 during a pending administrative proceeding initiated pursuant to Paragraph 1 or for a period of 21 working days after their conclusion; or
8.1.2 during a pending court proceeding or arbitration in respect of the domain name registration.
IEDR reserves the right to cancel any transfer of a domain name registration which does not comply with this subparagraph.
8.2 A Registrant may not transfer the hosting of a domain name to another registrar during a pending administrative proceeding initiated pursuant to Paragraph 1 or for a period of 21 working days after their conclusion.
9. Limitation of Liability
9.1 The IEDR, its directors, members, agents, employees and representatives shall not be liable to a Registrant, a Complainant or any other person for any loss or damages (whether or not foreseeable) including special, indirect, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages resulting from loss of use, lost business revenue, lost profits or third party damages arising in any way from:
9.1.1 the application of this Policy and the WIPO Dispute Resolution Rules of Procedure for .ie domain name registrations;
9.1.2 any decision or resulting action taken on foot of a decision of a Panel.
10. Policy Modifications
10.1 The IEDR reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time. Any revised policy will be posted on IEDR's Website. Modifications shall take effect 30 calendar days following posting of the new policy.

Domain Requirements for .ie

Are Individual .ie domain registrations allowed? Yes
Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .ie? Yes
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .ie? Yes

Irish Limited and Non Limited companies must provide their company registration number and a valid passport number of the contact person.

Foreign companies can register if they currently do business in Ireland or have a trademark. If you are a foreign company, provide the following information:
1. Copy of certificate of incorporation.
2. Information that shows your connection to Ireland. Examples of acceptable documentation demonstrating substantial trade or commercial activity within Ireland are as follows: i. Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland). ii. High-quality brochures iii. A signed letter on company letter head from a bank manager, firm of chartered accountant(s) registered auditor(s), tax consultant(s) (where the tax advisor identification number is displayed), or solicitor(s) confirming the applicants trade with Ireland. iv. Community Trade Mark (CTM)
3. A signed statement on company letter head from your company outlining your claim on the proposed domain name.

Individuals: Provide Irish ID and proof of address (utility bill). it is not possible to register your surname or first name only; it is not possible to register nicknames. Dashes are acceptable.

Are some .ie domain names restricted? Yes
Names that are offensive, contrary to public policy or morality, and geographical names are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
Does .ie domain have a special use? No
Other information I need to know about .ie? No
Are there any additional fees for .ie? Yes
If domain is sold to a qualifying entity (see requirements for .IE) , there is a charge to both the buyer and seller for Trade (Ownership update).
Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .ie? Yes
Private Registration service available? No
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No

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What are the available languages for .ie?

The domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name in the following languages by just entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field:

  • Irish