IE Domain Registration Policy


IE Registration Requirements.



1. How Can I register my Personal Name:

Personal names must consist of one of the following formats:-

  • Johnsmith.ie - [first name / surname]

  • Johnpaulsmith.ie - [first name / middlename / surname]

  • John-smith.ie  - [first name / - / surname]

  • John-paul-smith.ie  - [first name / - / middlename / - / surname]

  • Johnpsmith.ie  - [first name / middle initial / surname]

  • John-p-smith.ie  - [first name / - / middle initial / - / surname]

  • Jsmith.ie  - [first initial / surname]

  • Jpsmith.ie - [first initial / middle initial / surname]

  • Jp-smith.ie - [first initial / middle initial / - / surname]

  • J-smith.ie - [first initial / - / surname]

  • J-p-smith.ie - [first initial / - / middle initial / - / surname]

  • Paulsmith.ie - [middlename / surname]

  • Paul-smith.ie - [middlename / - / surname]

  • Psmith.ie - [middle initial / surname]

  • P-smith.ie - [middle initial / - / surname]

Simply supply a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Irish passport

  • Irish driver's licence

  • Irish revenue / social welfare document showing PPS number

  • Irish birth certificate

  • Irish marriage certificate

  • Irish utility bill (e.g.: NTL, Chorus, SKY / ESB, Airtricity / Bord Gais / Eircom / Vodafone, O2, Meteor, Three - bill pay phones only).

N.B:

  • It is NOT possible to register your surname only.

  • It is NOT possible to register your first name only.

  • It is NOT possible to register nicknames.


2. How can I register my Company Name?

  • All company domain name applications must be supported by your Company Registration Number. For details please refer to www.cro.ie.

  • Please note, if you have only recently applied to the Companies Registration Office for your Corporate Name, a copy of the PDF version of the paid receipt would be sufficient here.

  • A Company can register multiple different domain names in this category.

Example, Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd could register any variation of their company name. eg, blacknightsolutions.ie, blacknightinternetsolutions.ie, Blacknight.ie

3. How can I register my Business Name?

  • Similar to the company name category you can supply your Registered Business Name Number here to complete the registration. Please note, if you have only recently applied to the Companies Registration Office for your business name, a copy of the pdf version of the paid receipt would be sufficient here.

  • Applicants in Northern Ireland do not have to register business names and in such instances the Registry may accept a VAT number or a signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, firm of chartered accountant(s), registered auditor(s), confirming that the company is currently trading.

., plumbing.ie, bloggs.ie.


4. What is the Discretionary Category?

The Discretionary Name Category in general is available when the proposed domain name is not going to be used for commercial purposes. It relates to services, promotions, exhibitions and any other non-commercial project.

  • An Individual, Company, Sole trader or Club can apply under this category.

  • If you are Company applying you would need to supply the company number in addition to the signed letter explaining your reasons and connection to the domain name.

  • If you are a Sole Trader applying you would need to supply your registered business name number in addition to the signed letter explaining your reasons and connection to the domain name.

  • If you are an individual applying you would need to supply a copy of either your drivers license, passport, Irish utility bill or Irish birth certificate in addition to the signed letter explaining your reasons and connection to the domain name.

Examples of a discretionary name would be:

  • A product or service that directly relates to the proposed domain name. Eg, Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd could register hosting.ie as this is a product we offer.


5. How do I register my Publication Name?

For a company or person who publishes or writes magazines, trade journals, Ezines or books.

You would need to supply one of the following:

  • A faxed copy of the page from the publication where the person/ company applying is stated as the writer or publisher of the publication.

    1. In the case of a Website Publication or Ezine, links to the publication can be entered in the application or printouts of Website/Ezine can be faxed to us.


6. How do I register a domain for a Statutory Body?

No documentation will be required for applicants applying under this category providing that the IEDR can verify the applicant is a Statutory Body.


7. How can I register my School or Educational Institution name?

Simply supply a signed letter on the schools letterhead which states that you require the domain name to reflect your Educational Institution Name.Alternatively please provide the Schools Role Number.

 

8. How do I register a Politicians Name.

Any politician representing the 32 counties - e.g.: MEP, TD, or Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are eligible to apply here.


    1. The politician in question would need to supply a signed letter, on official letterhead, confirming their eligibility to register a domain name in this category.


9. How do I register my Associations Name/ Club (Sports Club or any other club that is unincorporated would fit this category.)


10. How can I register my Personal Trading Name.

This category is available to Sole Traders, such as Authors, Designers, Entertainers, Artists, Photographers, journalists etc, trading in Ireland under their Personal Names.

11. Documentation Requirements:

  • A VAT number.

  • A signed letter on headed paper from an Irish bank manager, firm of chartered accountant or solicitor which confirms you are trading under your own name.

Requirements for Non-Irish companies and Businesses.

In addition to your company number, Non Irish Companies must demonstrate a Real and Substantive Connection with Ireland (with the exception of those applying with a registered Community Trademark)

The following would be acceptable:

  1. Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland)
  2. High-quality brochures
  3. A signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, accountant or solicitor confirming the applicant trades in Ireland.
 


12. How can I register my Trademark Name?

Simply supply one of the following:

  • Irish, UK, US and Community trademarks need only supply their Trademark Number in the application.

  • For any other country Trademark a copy of the Trademark Certificate must be supplied.

  • Where the applicant is a licensed user of the trademark, the applicant must provide a signed letter on headed paper from the trademark holder authorising the applicant to register and hold the corresponding .IE domain.


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