Imminent change to dot ie registration policy

The rules for registering dot ie domain names are changing, following an extensive consultation process. From March 2018, the need to explain why you want a particular name (also called ‘claim to the name’) when registering a dot ie domain name will be removed. This is a big change to how dot ie registrations work. 

It will make it faster and easier for businesses to get a dot ie. It means that anybody with a connection to Ireland will be able to register any available dot ie domain name they want. 

In the meantime, businesses may believe that their brand name and online identity are being protected by IE Domain Registry. However, this is not the case. They must act now and register the domain names that are valuable to them.

What’s not changing? 

What does this mean?  

  • If you are running a business, you currently have an advantage as you have a ‘claim to the name’ which allows you to secure your available domain names today.
  • From March 2018, anyone with a connection to Ireland can register any domain name without proving a ‘claim to the name’.
  • Safeguard your hard-won identity and reputation online - don’t let a competitor take your dot ie domain names.
  • Secure your available dot ie domains today at http://www.iedr.ie/finalcall ;

Further information is available at www.iedr.ie/liberalisation 

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