.ie Registration Requirements

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Personal Name
Corporate Name
Registered Trade Mark Name
Registered Business Name
State Agency Name
Publication Name
School Name
Politician's Name
Unincorporated Association Name
Personal Trading Name
Discretionary Name

All applicants applying for a .ie domain name who are not situated in the 32 counties of Ireland, must demonstrate a Real and Substantive Connection with Ireland (with the exception of those applying with a registered Community Trademark)

Examples of acceptable documentation demonstrating substantial trade or commercial activity within Ireland are as follows:

  • Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland)
  • High-quality brochures
  • A signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, firm of chartered accountant(s), registered auditor(s), tax consultant(s) (where the tax advisor identification number is displayed), or solicitor(s) confirming the applicants trade with Ireland.

Personal Name:

A copy of the applicants passport, driving license or birth certificate is required. Applicants applying under this category can register only their initials with a number of their choice e.g. John Citizen can apply to register jc1.ie.

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Corporate Name:

We simply require the registered company number to be supplied in the remarks field of the application form.

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Registered Trademark Name:

We require the Registered Trademark number (Irish, Community, British or American only) to be entered in the remarks field of the application form. All other Trademark holders must submit a copy of the Trademark certificate.

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Registered Business Name:

We simply require that the Registered Business Name number is entered in the remarks of the application form.

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State Agency Name:

No documentation is required provided that we can verify the applicant is a Statutory Body.

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Publication Name:

Documentation proving the applicant is the owner of the publication e.g. A faxed copy of the page from the publication where the writer or publisher is clearly stated. In the case of Ezine publications, simply provide the link to the online publication.

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School Name:

If the Educational Institution is recognised by the Department of Education no supporting information is required. Otherwise a letter on the applicants headed paper will suffice.

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Politicians Name:

A signed letter, on official letterhead, from the politician confirming their eligibility to register a domain name in this category.

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Unincorporated Association Name:

A self-issued letter from the applicant on the association's letterhead stating that they are an Unincorporated Association and require the domain name to reflect their organisation's name.

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Personal Trading Name:

A letter from the applicant's solicitor, accountant or bank manager confirming that the applicant trades under their own name.

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Discretionary Name:

We require a detailed letter from the applicant outlining their claim on the proposed domain name. If the applicant is a registered company or has a registered business name, please supply the registered numbers within the letter.


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