We have been informed about a proposed policy change for the Ireland’s Domain Registry – the aim is to make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.
>> The change
From January 2018, members won’t need to provide a claim to register their dot ie domain name. 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. We currently check every dot ie domain registration 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.
>> 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
>> What you need to do
This is your chance to register and protect any dot ie domains that you wish to use, and would not want to fall into a competitor’s hands.
>> The details
You can read a short informational flyer made by Ireland’s Domain Registry that contains more details on the situation.
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.
A FAQ is available on the IE Domain Registry website.