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.

FAQ is available on the IE Domain Registry website.

Related content