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.ie Domain Registration Policy

.ie Domain Names are different than the first come first served .com style domains. To get a .ie domain name you need to prove that you are in some way entitled to the domain name you are registering. There are a number of categories which allow you to do this, but two of the easiest types are Registered Business Names (where the domain name matches your business name, an example being vade.ie for ourselves, Vade Internet Solutions.) and the new Personal Domain Names (where the domain matches your own name).

This guide lists the different sections which you can apply under. We will endeavour to explain them in plain English. As always, please feel free to contact us if you need any additional help or have any queries.

Note: In all cases of documentation, we only require copies.

Personal Name
Registered Business Name
Corporate Name
Registered Trade Mark Name
State Agency Name
Publication Name
School Name
Politicians Name
Unincorporated Association Name
Personal Trading Name
Discretionary Name

Personal Name

A personal domain name is one which is close to your own name. Combinations include first name + surname (johnsmith.ie), first initial + surname (jsmith.ie), middle name / surname (paulsmith.ie), middle initial / surname (psmith.ie), first name / middle name / surname (johnpaulsmith.ie) or other combinations of the same.

Note: It is NOT possible to register your first name only, or to register your surname only.

Documents Required: (Any of the following)

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Registered Business Name

This is the simplest of all domains to order. Assuming your domain matches somewhat to your business name, you simply need to provide the Company Number or your full business name and we will get the number for you.

Documents Required:

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Corporate Name

As with the Registered Business Name, the registered company number is enough to secure your own .ie domain.

Documents Required:

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Registered Trade Mark Name

If you hold a trademark, then you should be able to secure your domain matching it.

Documents Required:

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State Agency Name

Once you provide a way that we can verify that you are a Statutory Body, we can process the domain.

Documents Required:

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Publication Name

If your publication is an in-print publication, then a copy of a page where the name is clearly visible will usually fulfill the requirements.
In the case of an online publication or Ezine, a link to the online copy is enough.

Documents Required:

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School Name

As a school, you simply need to provide a letter on headed school notepaper stating the domain name you are after, signed by the principal.

Documents Required:

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Politician's Name

A signed letter on official headed notepaper stating the domain that matches closing to your name will secure your application. The naming convention follows that of a Personal Domain Name.

Documents Required:

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Unincorporated Association Name

A letter on headed notepaper stating that you are an Unincorporated Association and require the domain name to reflect the organisation name.

Documents Required:

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Personal Trading Name

A VAT number will usually demonstrate that you are trading under the name in question. Otherwise a letter from your solicitor, accountant or bank manager confirming that you are trading under your own name.

Documents Required:

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Discretionary Name

A discretionary name is the category when you don't quite fit into any of the categories above.
You will need to provide a letter detailing your claim to the domain name, more detail the better. If you have any relevant material related to the name, please supply it too.

Documents Required:

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