.ie domains

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Europe: Ireland

The registration of .IE domains (Ireland) has registration restrictions, it's necessary to send additional information in order to be able to register them.

It's necessary to provide documents in order to be able to register a .IE domain:

  • Copy of the applicant's passport or birth certificate (private persons, available only for Irish residents).
  • Company number (Irish companies).
  • Certificate of incorporation (foreign companies).
  • Trademark number (Companies located in Ireland, USA or United Kingdom).
  • Trademark certificate (other countries).
  • a letter from the applicant on official letterhead (if applicable) outlining their claim on the proposed domain name. The claim must relate to the domain holder and not a 3rd party..
  • Information showing the applicant's connection to Ireland (foreign companies) as per Registration Policies. For example:- - Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland), or - High-quality brochures showing a significant intention to trade in Ireland. or - A signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, firm of chartered accountants, registered auditors, tax consultants or solicitors confirming the applicants trade with Ireland. - Community Trademark number.

The extension is managed by IE Domain Registry since year 2000 and very popular in Ireland.

.ie domain rates and features

Domain rates .ie

Action Periodes Price
Registration 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s) 19,95 €
Renewal 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s) 19,95 €
Transfer 1 year(s) 19,95 €
Restore Does not include renewal 0,00 €

Features

  • Residency requirements
  • Special DNS requirements
  • Domain length between 3 and 63 characters
  • IDN characters are not permitted
  • Allows DNS modification
  • DNSSEC
  • The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year
  • Possibility to block transfers

.ie domain life cycle

Domain available
Domain registration
Domain active
Expiration date
42 days
Renew grace period
30 days
Redemption period
5 days
Pending delete
Deletion date
Domain available

.ie domain regulations

Residency requirements

If the owner is a private person, it needs to reside in Ireland. But companies can register .IE domains without residency requirements.

Technical requirements

.IE domains require the DNS to be active on different subnets and to be authoritative for the domain at the time of registration.
You can check if they pass these minimum requirements using our Zone Check tool.

Registrations

.ie domain registrations aren't immediate.

Average duration of the registration process: 5-7 days.

Transfers

To complete .IE domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.

Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.

More information about .IE domain transfers.

The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year

Renewals

.IE domains have to be renewed 6 weeks prior to their expiration date, once this time has passed we cannot guarantee the domain renewal.

Cancellations

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p>It's possible to request a cancellation of your .IE domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.

DNS modifications

DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.

DNSSEC

We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .ie domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: DNSSEC: What is it and how does it work.

Domain owner change

Unfortunately it's not possible to make ownership changes in this type of domain names.

Permitted characters

.ie domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.

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