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.IE is the country-code top-level domain for Ireland. It’s recognised and trusted by Irish consumers, and it is essential for anyone doing business in Ireland. Registration is open to anyone with a connection to Ireland.
Getting online is a crucial part of growing your business. A .ie domain name is your online address, which enables you to reach out to new local and international customers, build existing relationships and sell your goods and services.
100% Irish .IE is the official Internet country code for Ireland & tells the global community you are Irish and you are local. You can register an Irish language name, fadas and all.
.ie offers a wider choice of available names compared to .com, as significantly more of those names are already registered.
.ie addresses rank higher than .com addresses on Irish based search engines like Google.ie. Irish consumers are more likely to click on local website addresses.
Blacknight is fully accredited with IE Domain Registry (IEDR), and the largest registrar of .IE Domain names. We work with IEDR to help Irish businesses get the most out of the Internet and we’re actively involved in policy development for the national domain.
Yes, you can lock this domain extension at the registry level for greater security. The Blacknight Registry Lock Service allows domain holders to request registry-level protection for their domain names and / or hosts. Registry Lock sets specific status codes on domain names and / or hosts, to prevent malicious or inadvertent modifications, deletions and transfers. It’s like locking your doors and windows before going to bed at night. Your domain is one of the most valuable business assets you own – protect it from fraud with Registry Lock from Blacknight. Learn more about Blacknight Registry Lock here.
.IE is the official country-code domain name of Ireland.
A .IE domain name identifies you as being Irish, or having a presence in Ireland. This can help you maximise your market presence in Ireland.
There is a greater availability of .IE domain names. Only 221,871 .IE names were registered at the end of 2016, compared to almost 128 million .COM domain names. So there is a greater chance of finding the name you want.
Anyone who has a real connection to Ireland can register a .IE domain name. Click here for details of the registration policy.
Yes you can. We currently offer IE domains transfers at reduced rates. To transfer your domain please visit our domain transfer page.
Yes. If you are a registered charity, please use the charity domain order form for a free domain.
No. We are more than happy to offer domain registration services only.
Blacknight is a full-service domain registrar and hosting company, and for optimum convenience we recommend you use us as a one-stop shop! However, it is not necessary to have your domain registration and hosting with the same company.
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If you are the owner of the domain and wish to transfer it internally to another account, or have any other query relating to the domain please contact our sales team.
As of June 8th, 2022, all NEW Blacknight customers will be using our new state of the art platform. All existing Blacknight customers from before this date will continue to log in as they have before. All Blacknight customers will be transitioned to the new platform at a later date.