Important Notice - Countdown to .ie Registration Changes

Posted 27.02.18

Important Notice - Countdown to .ie Registration Changes

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The date for the change to the .ie registration process has now been confirmed. 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 will be removed. It means that anyone with a connection to Ireland can register any available .ie domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applying now, you must show:

  • Yes: Connection to the island of Ireland
  • Yes: Proof of identity
  • Yes: Claim to the name

Applying after the change, you must show:

  • Yes: Connection to the island of Ireland
  • Yes: Proof of identity
  • No: Claim to the name

As this change approaches, you may believe that your brand name and online identity are being protected by IE Domain Registry. However, this is not the case. You must safeguard your hard-won identity and secure any .ie domain names that are of value to you. 

Marketing Toolkit 
The IEDR have updated their marketing toolkit with 2 graphics highlighting the date. The toolkit also includes materials, such as video animations, which explain the change and how it could affect you.

Please contact us at liberalisation@iedr.ie if you have any questions or if you would like any more information.  

Visit the IE Domain Registration website here 

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