The IEDR sent out a press release today announcing that they will allow individuals to register .ie domain names. Previously an individual could only register a personal domain name with restrictions such as initials and numbers ( js23.ie for example) or with proof that your personal name was also relevant to your business – such as a sole trader or politician.
This comes into effect on the 31st of October at 8am. We think it’s a positive move as there is no real reason why an Irish individual should not be able to register their own .ie domain name. Obviously the IEDR is in agreement now too! 🙂
In line with IEDR policies, you will need to be able to validate your claim – so a driving licence or utility bill will be required as proof of identity.
We are now taking pre-orders for personal .ie names. Any applications under this category will be Queued until the 31st October at 0800 GMT and processed then via the integration we have with the IEDR through our automated systems. We cannot make any guarantee that your name will be accepted, but are offering a full refund (or you can choose another name) if it fails.