The IEDR, the body that is responsible for .ie domains (Ireland), is currently consulting with its resellers about introducing a greater level of transparency.
At the moment there is very little transparency with respect to the sales rank of the various companies that offer .ie domain registration services. The IEDR’s own newsletter refers to the companies by letter!
If the new system is implemented then we would finally be able to confirm who actually is handling the volumes and who is just “spinning” …
While it’s impossible to say what the outcome of the consultation will be there have already been some negative comments mentioning “commercial sensitivity”!
Considering that most other registries provide the information either directly or indirectly you’d have to wonder what people were so worried about.
Disclosure: I run one of the largest IE resellers and am in favour of publishing the names.