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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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Efibre.ie Transferred to Eircom in Domain Dispute

Several months ago Eircom, one of Ireland’s largest ISPs,  launched a fibre broadband product under the moniker of “eFibre”. For some reason, however, they hadn’t registered the corresponding domain name. One of their competitors Magnet had and setup a very simple site:   I’m not sure how many people noticed, though I did see a […]

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IEDR Hiring

The IEDR is hiring to fill a couple of roles. One of the roles is “Registration Services Administrator” which sounds like an entry level position (€23k / year) processing new domain name registrations and transfers: Reviewing, authenticating and processing automated applications (tickets) for new registrations received from customers, and ensuring these applications are in compliance […]

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IEDR Publish 2012 Domain Figures

IEDR have published their latest annual report which covers the period up to the end of 2012. Here’s a few of the highlights: Renewal rate of 86% Total .ie domains at year-end of 182,284, up 5.3% year-on-year New .ie domain registrations down 15% on 2011 By way of comparison the .no domain registry (Norway) currently […]

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IEDR Appoint New Registration Services Team Lead

IEDR announced earlier today that Paul Shortt has been appointed Supervisor of the Registration Services team. Effectively the role is manager of the registration services team which handle the day to day operations handling new registrations, updates and transfers of .ie domain names. According to the announcement Mr Shortt will be reporting directly to IEDR […]

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IEDR Switch A Nameserver

While this might not be terribly exciting unless you’re a DNS geek .. IEDR have changed one of their nameservers. Banba is no more. Well it’s still there .. .. it’s just not in the root anymore: eg. dig +trace log.ie ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> +trace log.ie ;; global options: +cmd .           […]

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IEDR Issue Statement About Security Incident

IEDR issued a statement yesterday in relation to the hijacking of google.ie and yahoo.ie The statement (IEDR_Statement_F_issued_9_November_2012) which is included below admits that their site was compromised and that the registrar was not to blame. IEDR has concluded an investigation by the company and external security consultants of an unauthorised intrusion into the company’s systems […]

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IANA Whois For IE Updated

The IANA whois data for .ie was changed yesterday. While the “sponsoring organisation” is still listed as UCD,  the other contacts have switched The old listing was: Hostmaster Team at University College University College Dublin Computing Services Computer Centre Belfield Dublin City hostmaster@ucd.ie And a similar entry for the technical contact. This is now listing […]

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IEDR Claim Website Will Be Restored Tomorrow

The IEDR’s main website has been in “maintenance mode” for the last two weeks with a simple message about a security incident being displayed. As of this morning, however, it has been updated with slightly different text: IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has restored services to all of its customers. Our corporate website, which is moving […]

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