The IEDR is the registry for .ie Domain Names and preserves .ie registered Internet names. The IEDR is an independent not-for-profit organisation that manages namespace in the public interest of the Irish and global Internet communities.
IEDR encourage all applicants for .IE domain names to register their domain through one of the official .IE Resellers OF WHICH Silkweb are in it’s A Listing and the only one with ISO 9001-2000 certification.
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You can register your domain under the following categories but need to fit the criteria.
» Personal Name
It is NOT possible to register your surname only.
It is NOT possible to register your first name only.
It is NOT possible to register nicknames.
Check the list of supporting requirements below to ensure to can supply the right documentation.
If you are based in the republic:
• Irish passport
• Irish driver's licence
• Irish revenue / social welfare document showing PPS number
• Irish birth certificate
• Irish marriage certificate
• Irish utility bill (e.g.: NTL, Chorus, SKY / ESB, Airtricity / Bord Gais / Eircom / Vodafone, O2, Meteor, Three - bill pay phones only).
If you are based in Northern Ireland:
• UK driver's licence with Northern Ireland address.
• HM Revenue & Customs / Northern Ireland Social Security Agency document showing National Insurance number
• Northern Ireland birth certificate
• Northern Ireland marriage certificate
• Northern Ireland utility bill (e.g.: NTL, Chorus, SKY, UTV Internet / NIE, Airtricity / British Gas / BT / Vodafone, O2, 3, T-Mobile, Orange, BT - bill pay phones only).
» Corporate Name
We simply require the registered company number to be supplied in the remarks field of the application form.
» 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.
» Registered Business Name
We simply require that the Registered Business Name number is entered in the remarks of the application form.
» State Agency Name
No documentation is required provided that we can verify the applicant is a Statutory Body.
» 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.
» 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.
» Politicians Name
A signed letter, on official letterhead, from the politician confirming their eligibility to register a domain name in this category.
» 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.
» Personal Trading Name
A VAT number or a letter from the applicant's solicitor, accountant or bank manager confirming that the applicant trades under their own name
» 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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.