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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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IEDR Take Website Offline Following High Profile Domain Hijacks

The IEDR websites are currently unavailable. However this time there is a holding page which carries a simple explanatory message: IEDR systems are currently unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience to our customers. As you may be aware, there was a security incident on Tuesday 9th October, involving two high profile .ie domains. There was […]

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IEDR Lose Google.ie?

This could prove to be quite embarrassing. It looks like IEDR have allowed the nameservers for the domain google.ie to be updated to point to a 3rd party and away from Google. Effectively this means that google.ie and any services that rely on it are currently not working. Here’s the current whois record for Google.ie. […]

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IEDR Data Dump

As regular readers probably know, I run Blacknight. Blacknight is Ireland’s largest hosting provider and domain name registrar. We’re also the only Irish company to ever have been accredited with ICANN. And we’re the single largest registrar of .ie domain names on the planet. If you peruse the archives here and on my personal blog […]

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IEDR To Go Offline Again This Evening

IEDR To Go Offline Again This Evening

IEDR have informed registrars that they will be taking all registration services offline this evening from around 7pm until midnight. As with their unplanned outages in the last few days the .ie zone will continue to resolve as normal, but new registrations, modifications and whois lookups will be unavailable This will be the 3rd outage […]

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