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Irish .ie Domain Registration - .ie is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Ireland. The .ie domain was managed by University College, Dublin, Dublin, since its delegation from Jon Postel in 1989, until the creation of IE Domain Registry (IEDR) in 2000; the university is still the IANA Sponsoring Organization. Registration policies have been liberalised somewhat in recent years and rules such as the one against registering generic domain names have been dropped. The .ie ccTLD is operated on a managed registry basis by IEDR. The retail cost of a .ie domain can be anywhere from €50 to &euro200, a great deal more than a domain in a TLD such as .com or .net. The normal way of registering a .ie domain is via a .ie Reseller though it is possible to register a domain directly through IEDR. There is no official second level domain policy yet. The Irish Government uses subdomains of the gov.ie domain for many of its websites but each government department now has its own .ie domain. A number of domain names, typically those of other TLDs, two letter domains and potentially offensive domains (such as porn.ie) are forbidden from being registered. In April 2008 the number of registered .ie domains exceeded 100,000.

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Important: When entering your search string don't write "www" or the Irish domain type, ie. "ie". Therefore to search "www.bb-online.ie" enter "bb-online" and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.

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Prices in Australian Dollars (AUD) Pound Sterling (GBP) Danish Krone (DKK) Euros (EUR) New Zealand Dollars (NZD) Swedish Krona (SEK) US Dollars (USD)

Please Note: Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price.

Term New Renew
ie Domain Name Registration .ie
1 year$108.40kr569€76.50£59.00$117.20kr732$84.80R1056.00 $90.00kr472€63.50£49.00$97.30kr608$70.40R877.00  
2 years$211.50kr1109€149.20£115.10$228.60kr1428$165.40R2060.00 $175.70kr921€123.90£95.60$189.90kr1186$137.40R1711.00  
3 years$317.10kr1663€223.70£172.60$342.80kr2141$248.10R3089.00 $263.50kr1382€185.80£143.40$284.80kr1779$206.10R2567.00  
4 years$423.00kr2218€298.30£230.20$457.20kr2856$330.90R4120.00 $351.30kr1843€247.80£191.20$379.80kr2372$274.80R3422.00  
5 years$528.60kr2773€372.80£287.70$571.40kr3569$413.50R5149.00 $439.00kr2302€309.60£238.90$474.50kr2964$343.40R4276.00  
6 years$634.30kr3327€447.40£345.20$685.60kr4283$496.20R6178.00 $526.80kr2763€371.50£286.70$569.40kr3557$412.10R5131.00  
7 years$739.90kr3881€521.90£402.70$799.80kr4996$578.80R7207.00 $614.60kr3224€433.50£334.50$664.40kr4150$480.80R5987.00  
8 years$845.80kr4436€596.50£460.30$914.20kr5711$661.60R8238.00 $702.50kr3684€495.40£382.30$759.30kr4743$549.50R6842.00  
9 years$951.40kr4990€671.00£517.80$1028.50kr6424$744.30R9267.00 $790.10kr4144€557.20£430.00$854.10kr5335$618.10R7696.00  
10 years$1057.10kr5544€745.50£575.30$1142.70kr7138$826.90R10297.00 $877.90kr4605€619.20£477.80$949.00kr5928$686.80R8552.00  
Constraints
Must have a real and substantive connection with Ireland (any of the 32 counties, including those in Northern Ireland), or have a European Union trademark; applicant must prove connection to desired name; personal domains of individuals limited to initials and a number.
Domain New Renew
ie.nu Domain Name Registration .ie.nu$163.50kr858€115.30£89.00$176.80kr1104$127.90R1593.00 $18.40kr96€13.00£10.00$19.90kr124$14.40R179.00
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.ie Domain General Information

.ie domain registration
.ie is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Ireland. However, the registration criteria open the domain to registrants located in, or with a significant connection to, the island of Ireland, including Northern Ireland.

The .ie domain was managed by University College, Dublin, Dublin, since its delegation from Jon Postel in 1989, until the creation of IE Domain Registry (IEDR) in 2000; the university is still the IANA Sponsoring Organization. The IEDR is consideredmore conservative than other similar authorities and places certain restrictions on registration. For example it has a policy against personal names. This is due to .ie ccTLD being a primarily business orientated ccTLD for Irish businesses and businesses doing business in or with Ireland.

Registration policies have been liberalised somewhat in recent years and rules such as the one against registering generic domain names have been dropped. Applicants for .ie domain names still have to provide proof of entitlement to the domain that they want to register.

The .ie ccTLD is operated on a managed registry basis by IEDR. As a result, some town and village websites (such as Killavullen) have opted for a .com domain instead. These websites are often voluntarily run by residents. Most of the town, city and county councils have registered their .ie domain. The .ie ccTLD has strong restrictions on the registration of geographic names and will generally permit only the town, city or county council to register such names.

The retail cost of a .ie domain can be anywhere from €50 to &euro200, a great deal more than a domain in a TLD such as .com or .net. This traditionally high price has ensured that .ie has grown more slowly than the number of Irish registered .com/.net/.org/.biz/.info domains. However IEDR has been reducing the wholesale (trade) price of .ie over the last few years and the number of registered .ie domains has been growing accordingly.

The normal way of registering a .ie domain is via a .ie Reseller though it is possible to register a domain directly through IEDR. A direct registration is typically more expensive.

There is no official second level domain policy yet. However some obvious second level domains such as edu.ie and gov.ie exist. There has been discussion in the Irish internet community over the years about introducing second level domains though little has been done.

The Irish Government uses subdomains of the gov.ie domain for many of its websites but each government department now has its own .ie domain. The main Irish Government portal website is at irlgov.ie.

A number of domain names, typically those of other TLDs, two letter domains and potentially offensive domains (such as porn.ie) are forbidden from being registered. However two character domains consisting of one letter and one number are permitted.The only exception to the two letter rule is the ul.ie domain which was registered by the University of Limerick before the rule came into effect. The domains in the forbidden category will return a record for a WHOIS query but they are not in the .ie zone.

In April 2008 the number of registered .ie domains exceeded 100,000. Part of that growth was due to the introduction of Personal Domain Names in October 2007. A Personal Domain Name allowed an individual to register their own name or a variant of itwith a utilities bill or passport as proof of entitlement. The .ie extension is growing in popularity in Ireland. While it has not yet surpassed the number of Irish owned .com domain names it is the preferred extension for new Irish businesses. Approximately 130 new .ie domains are registered each working day.

Background Information :

Applicant must either be Irish, an Irish company or prove a trading link with Ireland.

Population

2008 estimate 4,422,100 - 2006 census 4,239,848 (121st) - Density 60.3/km2 (139th) 147.6/sq mi

GDP

(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $188.372 billion (50th) - Per capita $43,413 (IMF) (7th)

National Anthem

AmhrÈín na bhFiann The Soldier's Song

Area

Total 70,273 km2 (120th) 27,133 sq mi - Water (%) 2.00

International Dialling Code

353

Currency

Euro (€)

Population type

White: 94.8% (including 0.5% Irish Traveller) Asian: 1.3% Black: 1.1% Other/Mixed: 1.1% Not Stated: 1.7%

Government

Republic and Parliamentary democracy - Independencefrom the United Kingdom - Declared 24 April 1916 - Ratified 21 January 1919 - Recognised 6 December 1922 - Current constitution 29 December 1937 EU

Language

Irish, English

Time Zone

WET (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC+1) Ireland is a country in north-western Europe. The modern sovereign state occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was first partitioned on 3 May 1921. It is bordered by Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Irish Sea to the east and the Celtic Sea and St George's Channel to the South and South-East. The legal name of the state is simply "Ireland", but its legal description "the Republic of Ireland" is sometimes used to differentiate the state from the island.

On 29 December 1937 Ireland became the successor-state to the Irish Free State, itself established on 6 December 1922. Ireland was one of the poorest countries in Western Europe and had high emigration. The protectionist economy was opened in the lae 1950s and Ireland joined the European Communities (now the European Union) in 1973. An economic crisis led Ireland to start large-scale economic reforms in the late 1980s. Ireland reduced taxation and regulation dramatically compared to other EU countries.


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Ireland Restrictions:

Restrictions: Ireland domains, Must have a real and substantive connection with Ireland (any of the 32 counties, including those in Northern Ireland), or have a European Union trademark; applicant must prove connection to desired name; personal domains of individuals limited to initials and a number

All our Irish domain prices include the maintenance & all other 3rd party fees during the registration period. There are no other costs involved when registering Irish domain names, no transfer fees and no hidden costs.

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Ireland Registry

IE Domain Registry runs the .ie Irish domain registry. They are the sole source of Irish domains.

The Irish domain name registry is operated by IE Domain Registry. All Irish domain names are registered via them.

Irish domains are sponsored by University College Dublin.

Irish domains are intended for Entities connected with the Ireland.

Registrations are done directly at the second level.

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Irish Domains are subject to both our terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of the Irish registry, IE Domain Registry Irish domains.

Dispute Policy

In the event of you entering into a dispute concerning your Irish domain name then you can find the relevant d ispute policy detailing what you do should here: http://www.domainregistry.ie/DisputeRes.php

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