Fora, which is run by the same people as "The Journal", published a piece over the weekend on Irish companies and domains. It's not often that the Irish media, either online or offline, covers domains, so it's worth a quick read. The piece talks about how the guy behind IT.ie paid over €10k to acquire the domain in the short domain auction earlier this year. IEDR have not … [Read more...] about Irish Media Covers Domain Sales
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 … [Read more...] about IEDR 2015 Annual Report Reveals Registrations Up 13%
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 letter (or number) .ie ccTLD domain names which were … [Read more...] about Short IE Domains Auctions Started Today
The sunrise period for "short" IE domain names drew to a close before Christmas. While there wasn't a huge number of domains registered during the sunrise by brand owners, there were several well known companies that succeeded in getting one or more domains. If you check the whois records for many of the domains you'll find that they are registered to well known brands' … [Read more...] about Which Brands Registered Short IE Domains During Sunrise?
IEDR has launched a public consultation on the introduction of IDN domains in the .ie name space. The consultation period runs from February 21st, 2016, until March 21st, 2016. Up until now only Latin characters have been permitted in .ie domain names, even though one of Ireland's official languages is Irish (gaelic) which uses accented characters. The "fada" is used in … [Read more...] about IEDR Opens Public Consultation On IDN Domains