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.IE

.IE is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ireland. As of 2000, the business of administrating the domain registry is handled by IE Domain Registry Limited. Domain name registration is open to individuals located in, or with a significant connection with, any part of the island of Ireland.


IE.png
Introduced 1988
Country Ireland
Registry IE Domain Registry (IEDR)
IDN Capable No
Webpage Register .IE

Contents


Registry

TLD

-

Allowed TLDs

-

Registry

.IE Domain Registry

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.domainregistry.ie

WHOIS-Update

Non Real-Time

Min. Characters

1

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: not allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 2
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

NO

Restore capable

No

Handle Updates

Supported (partially)

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

2 to 13

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4

Hosts managed as

Attribute

SEC DNS Interface

not available

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

1Y

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

No

Transfer Pending Period

5 days

Transfer Expire Action

NACK

Transfer ACK by

Registry

Transfer NACK by

Registry

Transfer Lock

No

Owner Change by

Trade

Trade Real-Time

No

Trade Periods

0

Transfer included

No

Trade ACK by

Registry

Trade NACK by

Registry


Periods

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Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-1 week

Finalization Period

-1 day

Failure Period

69 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

0 days

Deletion Hold Period

0 days

Explicit Renewals

Yes

Renewal Periods

1 year


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

X-IE-REGISTRANT-CLASS = (TEXT)
X-IE-REGISTRANT-CATEGORY = (TEXT)

OPTIONAL

auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

X-IE-REGISTRANT-REMARKS
X-REGISTRANT-VATID
X-REGISTRANT-IDNUMBER

Example:

command = AddDomain
domain  = domain.ie
ownercontact0 = P-ABC123
admincontact0 = P-ABC123
techcontact0 = P-ABC123
billingcontact0 = P-ABC123
nameserver0 = ns0.nameserver.ie
nameserver1 = ns1.nameserver.ie
X-IE-REGISTRANT-CLASS = Body Corporate (Ltd,PLC,Company)
X-IE-REGISTRANT-CATEGORY = Registered Trade Mark Name

X-IE-REGISTRANT-REMARKS = TRADE MARK: 1234567
or
X-REGISTRANT-VATID = IE 1234567AB
or
X-REGISTRANT-IDNUMBER = 1234567

Further information can be found at TLD specific

Domain Transfer

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 =  (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
auth = (AUTH)

Further information can be found at TLD specific

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is no Deletion Restorable Period and no Deletion Hold Period. Deleted domain names will be available for new registrations immediately.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores are not possible.

Ownerchange

In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:

command = TradeDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)

Further information can be found at TLD specific

TLD specific

Registration

Necessary documents required in case of registration:

Company:

Case 1: Not yet registered for trading purposes: Copies of identification (Passport/Drivers Licence etc.) proof of address and a letter which outlines the claim to the domain name

Case 2: Sole Trader VAT number, CRO number, RBN or a letter from an accountant, solicitor or bank manager confirming being a Sole Trader

Case 3: Registered Business Number (RBN) RBN is sufficient

Case 4: Registering a domain for a publication created by the company Copy of the publication or link if online

Case 5: Domain for a new product Company number and extra information (signed letter on company letterhead outlining the claim to the name)

Case 6: Domain based on the company’s name Company number

Individual

Case 1: Personal domain name Copy of passport or drivers licence or a recent utility bill

Case 2: Domain for a blog Copy of passport or drivers licence or a recent utility bill

Case 3: Business under own name VAT number, CRO number, RBN or a letter from an accountant, solicitor or bank manager confirming being a Sole Trader

Case 4: Politician Signed letter on official letterhead

Case 5: Domain for registered trademark Trademark number or a copy of the trademark certificate

Club or society

Case 1: Domain name for society Signed letter on the society letterhead

Case 2: Domain name for club Signed letter on the club letterhead

School or College

Roll number

Charity

Charity Number (CHY)

State Agency

Proof the applicant is a statutory body

Other

Prove the claim by using similar methods to those listed above.

In order to complete a registration for a .IE domain you will have to send the necessary documents to Hexonet. Supported file types are .pdf, .tif, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .doc, .docx, and .odt.


Ownerchange

Necessary documents required in case of ownerchange:

A signed document on headed paper from the current Administrative Contact (domain holder). This letter must state that they authorise the cancellation of the domain name in order to reassign the domain to the future domain owner.

Information from the future domain owner showing their claim on the proposed name as per the IEDR’s registration policies.

The future owner must also provide their contact details to be updated as the Administrative Contact.

In order to complete an ownerchange for a .IE domain you will have to send the necessary documents to Hexonet. Supported file types are .pdf, .tif, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .doc, .docx, and .odt.


X-IE-REGISTRANT-CLASS AND X-IE-REGISTRANT-CATEGORY

Valid values and possible combinations:

X-IE-REGISTRANT-CLASS X-IE-REGISTRANT-CATEGORY
Body Corporate (Ltd,PLC,Company)

Corporate Name
Discretionary Name
Publication Name
Registered Business Name
Registered Trade Mark Name

Constitutional Body

Discretionary Name
Publication Name
Registered Trade Mark Name
State Agency Name

Discretionary Applicant

Discretionary Name

Natural Person

Discretionary Name
Personal Name
Politician's Name
Registered Trade Mark Name

School/Educational Institution

Discretionary Name
Publication Name
Registered Trade Mark Name
School/Educational Institution Name

Sole Trader

Discretionary Name
Personal Trading Name
Publication Name
Registered Business Name
Registered Trade Mark Name

Statutory Body

Discretionary Name
Publication Name
Registered Trade Mark Name
State Agency Name

Unincorporated Association

Discretionary Name
Publication Name
Registered Business Name
Registered Trade Mark Name
Unincorporated Association Name


TLD specific for Northern Ireland, Ireland, United Kingdom and USA

For both, Ownerchange and Registration, the Domain Owner Contact must contain the state information as follows:

Northern Ireland

REQUIRED

Co. Antrim
Co. Armagh
Co. Derry
Co. Down
Co. Fermanagh
Co. Tyrone
Ireland

REQUIRED

Co. Carlow
Co. Cavan
Co. Clare
Co. Cork
Co. Donegal
Co. Dublin
Co. Galway
Co. Kerry
Co. Kildare
Co. Kilkenny
Co. Laois
Co. Leitrim
Co. Limerick
Co. Longford
Co. Louth
Co. Mayo
Co. Meath
Co. Monaghan
Co. Offaly
Co. Roscommon
Co. Sligo
Co. Tipperary
Co. Waterford
Co. Westmeath
Co. Wexford
Co. Wicklow
United Kingdom

REQUIRED

Alderney
Avon
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Borders
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Central
Cheshire
Cleveland
Clwyd
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Dumfries & Galloway
Durham
Dyfed
East Sussex
Essex
Fife
Gloucestershire
Grampian
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Guernsey
Gwent
Gwynedd
Hampshire
Hereford & Worcester
Hertfordshire
Highland
Humberside
Isle Of Man
Isle of Wight
Jersey
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Lothian
Merseyside
Mid Glamorgan
Middlesex
Norfolk
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Orkney
Oxfordshire
Powys
Scotland
Shetland
Shropshire
Somerset
South Glamorgan
South Yorkshire
Staffordshire
Strathclyde
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Tayside
Tyne & Wear
Wales
Warwickshire
West Glamorgan
West Lothian
West Midlands
West Sussex
West Yorkshire
Western Isles
Wiltshire
USA

REQUIRED

Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont	(VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)

Addons

RegistrarOC

No special procedures.