Public Consultation on changes to the dot ie (.ie) registration requirements
Dot ie domain policy - public consultation begins
Removal of the ‘claim’ to the domain name
A policy change has been proposed which is believed will make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.
From January 2018, those registering a dot ie domain name won’t need to provide a claim. This means that anybody with a connection to Ireland can register any dot ie domain name they want.
This is a big change to how dot ie registrations work. Currently, every dot ie domain registration is checked to ensure that the applicant has a valid claim to the domain name and a connection to the island of Ireland. With this policy change it effectively means that any dot ie domain name is available on a first come, first served basis, to anybody with a connection to the island of Ireland.
- Removal of the ‘claim to the name’ requirement from the IEDR’s Registration & Naming Policy. The ‘claim to the name’ refers to the requirement on registrants to prove a legitimate claim when applying for a new dot ie domain
- Registrants will still need to prove their real connection to the island of Ireland, and their identity, when applying for a dot ie domain
What’s not changing?
.ie domains will still be:
- Reserved only for people and businesses with a connection to Ireland
- As safe as ever
- Checked to verify that the people registering them are who they say they are
- Checked to ensure that the people registering them have a connection to Ireland
|Applying now, you must show:
||Applying after the change,
you must show:
|✓||Connection to the island of Ireland||✓||Connection to the island of Ireland|
|✓||Prove your identity||✓||Prove your identity|
|✓||Claim to the name||X||Claim to the name|
Now is your chance to register, and protect, any dot ie domains that you would not want to fall into a competitor’s hands.
A short informational flyer has been prepared which you can view here.
A public consultation on the proposed policy change is currently underway and will close on 30 September 2017. You can have a say at www.iedr.ie/public-consultation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like any more information about this.