If you’re going to choose a country code for your business you might want to think long and hard about choosing the .ie ccTLD.
Because if you reorganise your business you might end up losing your domain.
In several recent cases the IEDR have flatly refused to update the registrant details on domain names citing registry rules that were never applied to the initial registration.
In one recent case the domain name was registered to a limited company, as it was the limited company’s name (or very close to it). That was 6 years ago. Now in 2012 when the company needs to reorganise and do some housekeeping of their domain registration they’re being flatly refused by the IEDR.
Because the IEDR now feel that the domain name contravenes their geographical rule policy.
So the domain was “fine” for 6 years, but now isn’t?
Would you want to spend time and money investing in a business and hang it off a country code with this kind of policy?
- Irish Domain Registry Reports Growth (internetnews.me)
- Nominet to Apply for .Wales and .Cymru Top-Level Domains (circleid.com)