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IE ccTLD Announces Liberalisation Date

The .ie ccTLD, which is the country code domain name for Ireland has long had very restrictive policies governing registration. Even if you were Irish or had a business based in Ireland registering a domain name in the local country code extension wasn’t straightforward – at least not compared to the ease with which you […]

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IE Domain Name Rules Changing Soon

Last year the .ie ccTLD opened a consultation process around “liberalisation”. As anyone who has tried to register a .ie domain name would know, compared to registering a .com or .eu the amount of paperwork and general bureaucracy associated with a .ie domain name has always been excessive. The consultation showed that there was strong […]

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IEDR Opens Consultation on Removing DNS Checks

The IEDR has opened a consultation on removing DNS checks during registrations, transfers and other operations. At the moment when a .ie domain name registration is requested the IEDR will check if it passes the policy requirements and then does a technical check. If it fails the technical check the registration can fail. The same […]

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Irish ccTLD Opens Consultation on Liberalisation

The Irish ccTLD (.ie) currently has some rather archaic and subjective policies that are hard to understand for many. Under a new policy proposal which is currently open for public consultation this could all change quite dramatically. What is being proposed is to radically reduce the requirements for IE domain name registrations to one basic […]

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IEDR Issue Updated IE Health Index

IEDR have released an update to their “dot ie Digital Health Index”. The full report, which runs to about 60 pages, is summarised in their accompanying press release and graphic: Here’s the full press release: Less than a third of Irish SMEs’ websites are ‘e-commerce enabled’ even as Irish consumers are set to spend in […]

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IEDR Launching New Radio Ad Campaign

The IEDR are launching a new radio advertising campaign across Ireland. Unlike some of their previous campaigns the focus this time round is firmly on .ie domain names and does not mention IEDR at all. The campaign features two adverts (below) which emphasise how the .ie ccTLD is linked to Ireland. They also mention that […]

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IEDR 2015 Annual Report Reveals Registrations Up 13%

The IEDR have published their annual report for 2015. Some key takeaways from it: IE ccTLD registration volumes are up 13% Domain renewal rate is 88.6% 54.34% of IE domains are registered by incorporated companies IEDR’s expenditure on marketing and related activities has increased significantly Overall company turnover is up 5% One of the possible […]

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Short IE Domains Auctions Started Today

Auctions for contested “short” .ie domain names started earlier today. The private auctions are being handled by UK based company Divido who already do some auctions for .io and .ac. It is expected that the auctions will take a couple of weeks to complete. The auctions are open to applicants for “short” 1 and 2 […]

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