The IE Domain Registry has ask us to inform members about a proposed policy change which aims to make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.
If passed, the change will mean that you won’t need to provide a claim to register your dot ie domain name. This means that anybody with a connection to Ireland will be able register any dot ie domain name they want.
This is a big change to how dot ie registrations work. The IE Domain Registry currently checks every dot ie domain registration to ensure that the applicant has a valid claim to the domain name and a connection to the island of Ireland. With this policy change it effectively means that any dot ie domain name is available on a first come, first served basis, to anybody with a connection to the island of Ireland.
What’s not changing?
.ie domains will still be:
Members are advised of this change in order to give you a chance to register, and protect, any dot ie domains that you would not want to fall into a competitor’s hands. This is an important message that we believe all ICS, HISI, BAAI, ADPO, itSMF Ireland and Iasa Ireland members should be informed about.
The IE Domain Registry have prepared a short informational flyer which we encourage you to share with your IT colleagues.
A public consultation on the proposed policy change is currently underway and will close on 30 September 2017. You can have a say at www.iedr.ie/public-consultation.
The IE Domain Registry wishes to work with our members to make sure that this change is a positive one for all Irish businesses and consumers. An FAQ is available on the IE Domain Registry website. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like any more information about this.