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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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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 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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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 Suffers Major Outage

IEDR is currently suffering a major outage. Since this afternoon none of the IEDR websites have been online, whois for the .ie cctld has been offline and all other services including registrations and updates have been unavailable. Existing .ie domain names continue to resolve. It’s unclear what the cause of the outage is or when […]

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