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The .ie domain extension is available for all persons and/or companies in Ireland with relevant claim on the domain. Exceptions may be made to persons and/or companies outside of the 32 counties.

Get it for

21.99 ex. VAT/year


21.99 ex. VAT


21.99 ex. VAT

Booking period:

1 year

Delivery time:


Owner change




The above prices do not apply to premium domain names.

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Owner change
Hosting included
Services included

For an individual residing in Ireland or an Irish person

The owner must provide proof of their name: eg. a copy of their passport or birth certificate.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland:
  • Irish passport
  • Irish driving license
  • Document from the Irish social security showing your PPS number
  • Irish birth certificate
  • Irish marriage certificate
  • Bill from an Irish utilities provider (eg: NTL, Chorus, SKY / ESB, Airtricity / Bord Gais / Eircom / Vodafone, O2, Meteor, Three - telephone bills only).

If you live in Northern Ireland:
  • British driving license with an address in Northern Ireland
  • Documentation of social security in Northern Ireland with your insurance number
  • Northern Irish birth certificate
  • Northern Irish marriage certificate
  • Utility bill for Northern Ireland (eg: SKY / Vodafone, O2, Orange, Three- telephone bills only).

Formation of the domain name:

The domain name must match one of the following forms, for example 'John Paul Smith':

Johnsmith.ie [name / surname]
Johnpaulsmith.ie [first name / middle name / surname]
John-smith.ie [name / - / surname]
John-paul-smith.ie [first name / - / middle name / - / surname]
Johnpsmith.ie [first name / initial of middle name / surname]
John-p-smith.ie [first name / - / initial of middle name / - / surname]
Jsmith.ie [first initial of first name / surname]
Jpsmith.ie [first initial of first name / Middle initial / surname]
Jp-smith.ie [first initial of first name / middle name initial / - / surname]
J-smith.ie [first initial of first name / - / surname]
J-p-smith.ie [first initial of first name / - / middle name initial / - / surname]
Paulsmith.ie [middle name / name]
Paul-smith.ie [middle name / - / name]
Psmith.ie [Middle initial / name]
P-smith.ie [Middle initial / - / name]
  • It is NOT possible to register your surname only.
  • It is NOT possible to record your first name only.
  • It is NOT possible to register nicknames.

For an Irish, English, American or European
  • The registration number is required for Irish, English or American companies.
  • For a company in another country, the certificate of registration must be provided.
  • A letter on headed paper explaining the motives on the choice for the domain name.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register.
  • Documents proving a close relationship with Ireland (copies of invoices, brochures, signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, an accountant or an Irish institution);

Formation of the domain name:

You must respect the following rules for the formation of domain name:

  • You have the possibility to add words to the company name to make a domain name.
  • The domain name must have a strict connection to a product or a service of the company.

To mark Irish, English, American or EU:
  • A letter on headed paper explaining the motives on the choice for the domain name.
  • Copy of certificate of deposit brand.
  • Documents proving a close relationship with Ireland (copies of invoices, brochures, signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, an accountant or an Irish institution);

Formation of the domain name
  • The domain name must correspond exactly to the trademark but can be plural and can vary regarding signs, symbols and punctuation.

Find all of these conditions on the official web site registry. IEDR.ie: http://iedr.ie/RegistrationPolicy.php

Naming policy see the policy 
Booking period: 1 year
Renewal period: 1 year
Delivery time: Immediate
Domain size: 1 to 63 characters
WHOIS link: whois.iedr.ie
Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported: No
Price: 21.99 ex. VAT

You can renew on ovh.ie or in the Control Panel via the "my products" section.
If the domain name is not renewed in time, it will go into the redemption period. During this time, the owner will be able to reactivate it directly on this page.
Once the redemption period has expired, the domain name will be definitely deleted and will be available for purchase again.
If you have automatic renewal, your domain will be automatically renewed before the expiry date. You will have the option of cancelling your automatic renewal two months before your domain name expires.

Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date: yes
Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name. yes
Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name. yes
Renew directly on ovh.ie : yes
Renew via your Control Panel : yes
Price: 21.99 ex. VAT
To transfer your domain name to OVH, you must contact your registrar in order to get the authentication code and unlock your domain.
You should then go directly to this page to complete the transfer.

Time to complete the transfer: 5 - 10 days
Price: 21.99 ex. VAT
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Price: Free
You can change the domain name owner directly, via your Control Panel . Go to the "Administration" section, then "Manage contacts". You can also make this change via the procedure detailed here.

The domain name owner can initiate a reactivation by making a request to support.
Note: This is only possible when the domain name is still in its redemption period.

Reactivation by the owner: yes
Price: Contact the support

Disk space: 10 MB
Monthly traffic included: 1 GB
Email accounts: 1 x 5 GB
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 About .ie domain

The .ie extension is the ccTLD for Ireland and has been in existence since 1988. This extension is reserved exclusively for Irish residents and businesses or individuals which have a significant connection to Ireland. Today the .ie extension continues to gain popularity with enterprises, small businesses and individuals looking to market to an Irish audience.

 Build Trust with .ie

If you have a business in Ireland or are an international company with operations in Ireland, a .ie domain extension is invaluable. Allowing customers to identify your business as being part of their local community provides reassurance and strengthens the trust that customers put into your business, services and or products. The .ie extension lets your customers or audience know that you are Irish.

Other Benefits of .ie Domain

Thanks to geotargeting, having a .ie domain will increase your sites ranking for Irish users. This means that when an Irish user performs a search from Ireland, your site will be listed above sites with a .com or other non .ie extension. This could result in greater sales and provide a professional advantage. Since the .ie domain is reserved for Ireland and people with close ties to Ireland, you are more likely to be able to register your domain name of choice. Unlike .com, there is greater availability of the .ie domain extension. Don't settle for your second or third choice in domain name, register your .ie domain today.


The IEDR, the governing body of the .ie extension, manages the .ie domain in a way that assure that you are who you say you are. In addition to verification of identification, the IEDR has implemented DNSSEC, providing additional security to your domain and the internet as a whole. DNNSEC is a suite of extensions that assures that data being sent is the same as data being received. This eliminates the possibility DNS spoofing and reducing many attacks associated with unsecured DNS.  

Don’t delay, get your .ie domain today and gain the confidence of your Irish audience.

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