.ie domains require that you show a claim to the domain name you've requested before the application is approved. If you can't show a connection - your application will not be approved .
Why Choose ie?
The .ie domain is consistently ranked in the top five safest domains in the world.*
* McAfee Mapping the Mal Web Report
- Show you're Irish
.ie allows your customers to transact online, confident that the website has a guaranteed Irish connection.
- Rank Better
.ie domains are ranked higher than other domain names when searching with Google.ie and other Irish search engines.
- More Choice
With a .ie you have a better chance of registering the domain you really want. With other extensions, the name may already be taken.
What categories Can I Register a domain name under (Quick Guide)?
This is a quick guide to the registration criteria. The full guide can be found here
You can register your full name as a domain name. A copy of your ID will be required to verify your identity (click here for the list of acceptable documents). Please note: It's not possible to register your surname on it's own. Personal names are restricted to Irish citizens or those living on the island of Ireland.
Registered Business Name
Sole Traders or Companies who have registered their business names with the CRO in Dublin, can register domains that closely match their business names by just supplying their business name number. For business names that aren't registered or don't closely match supporting documentation will be required (click here for a list of acceptable documentation).
Registered companies in Ireland can register domain names that closely match their company name by just supplying their company number. For companies based outside of Ireland, proof of trade with Ireland will be required (click here for a list of acceptable documentation).
Trademark holders can register domain names that match their trademark name. All that's required is your trademark number. For trademarks that don't apply to Ireland, proof of trade with Ireland will be required (click here for a list of acceptable documentation).
If the Educational Institution is recognised by the Department of Education no supporting information is required. Otherwise a letter on headed paper will suffice
No documentation is required provided that the Registry can verify the applicant is a Statutory Body..