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Short IE Domains Auctions Started Today

Auctions for contested “short” .ie domain names started earlier today. The private auctions are being handled by UK based company Divido who already do some auctions for .io and .ac. It is expected that the auctions will take a couple of weeks to complete. The auctions are open to applicants for “short” 1 and 2 […]

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IEDR Opens Public Consultation On IDN Domains

IEDR has launched a public consultation on the introduction of IDN domains in the .ie name space. The consultation period runs from February 21st, 2016, until March 21st, 2016. Up until now only Latin characters have been permitted in .ie domain names, even though one of Ireland’s official languages is Irish (gaelic) which uses accented characters. […]

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IEDR Issue 2015 Domain Registration Figures

The IEDR have issued details of the 2015 domain name registrations. Overall the .ie namespace has grown. As with previous years the more densely populated areas of Dublin, Cork and Galway accounted for a higher number of domains than other parts of the country. Here’s the full release:   Almost 100 .ie domains registered every […]

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IEDR Hire New Staff

IEDR have announced via an email to their registrars two new hires: Customer Operations Manager Financial Controller The roles were previously held by one person, Angela Butler, who not only ran both areas of the IEDR’s business, but also acted as the organisation’s number 2. Ms Butler announced her departure from IEDR a couple of […]

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IEDR Hiring For Three Positions In Dublin

The IEDR, which runs the .ie ccTLD, is currently advertising for three positions. All positions are based on the outskirts of Dublin city where the IEDR is headquartered. The roles are: Financial Controller Registration Services Administrator Customer Services Manager While no indication of salary is listed they probably pay reasonably well, as the job market […]

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IE Tops 200k Registrations & Release First Domain Profile Report

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD, have produced their first “Domain Profile Report”. The report’s publication comes as the registry reports surpassing the 200 thousand domain names mark. The milestone was reached earlier this year, though IEDR are only focussing on it now. The new report breaks down registrations by location and type of registrant, […]

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Nike.ie LinkedIn.ie ieDRP Cases

The volume of disputes involving .ie domain names is pretty small. This is probably due in part to three factors: The namespace is pretty small with only 206 thousand names the registry’s rules are very restrictive compared to gTLDs prices are generally higher than for a lot of gTLDs However there are still a number of […]

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IEDR’s New OPTIMISE Video

IEDR have published a new video to promote the launch of the 2015 OPTIMISE “fund”. Essentially they’ll fund website development and online marketing assistance / consultation for several Irish small businesses. However it is not a “fund” in the traditional sense, as there is no actual cash. IEDR have a number of vendors they work […]

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IE Zone Now DNSSEC Enabled

As of about 45 minutes ago the .ie zone has had DNSSEC turned on. For the next few months DS records will be processed manually Here’s the full announcement: IEDR are pleased to announce the deployment of DNS security extensions (DNSSEC) for the .ie country code top level domain (ccTLD). This protocol will enable service providers […]

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4 Registrars Elected to IEDR Policy Board

4 registrars have been elected as representatives to the IEDR’s PAC (Policy Advisory Committee). They are: Michele Neylon (Blacknight Solutions) Kelly Salter (Register365) Jonathan Bate (Hosting Ireland) Conor Moran (Irish Domains) The PAC will include representatives from other organisations that have been recognised as “eligible”: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR); Department of Jobs, […]

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IEDR Announce Longer Opening Hours

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD’s operations, have announced longer opening hours. In an email to registrars this morning the company announced that they would be extending their opening hours during weekdays, as well as introducing half days on Saturdays. Registration Services will operate from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (please note that the […]

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