The rules for registering dot ie domain names are changing. From March 2018, the need to explain why you want a particular name (also called ‘claim to the name’) when registering a dot ie domain name will be removed.
This will make it easier and faster to get a dot ie domain. Anyone with a real connection to Ireland will be able to register any available dot ie domain they want.
In the meantime, it is important that you protect your brand and register any available names you need before the rules change. The only way to ensure that no one registers a domain you want or need is to register it yourself.
What does this mean for you?
- If you are running a business, you currently have an advantage as you have a ‘claim to the name’ which allows you to secure your available domain names today.
- From March 2018, anyone with a connection to Ireland can register any domain name without proving a ‘claim to the name’.
- Safeguard your hard-won identity and reputation online – don’t let a competitor take your dot ie domain names.