Secure a domain name for your company or for personal use before someone else does.
Why Choose an IE Domain?
Connection to Ireland
Proving a connection to your .IE domain name gives website visitors a clear identification you’re an Irish-based business.
Good selection of names
Unlike .com, the selection of .IE domains available to register is expansive. Get the domain you want, not the alternative.
An IE. domain name can give you an extra nod from Google so you appear higher in search engine results for Irish related searches.
Irish Domain Name FAQs
Why should I register an IE domain over another?
Due to the registration requirements of IE domains, customer confidence is often boosted when visiting a website with an IE domain. If you visit a .com website, that website owner could be anywhere in the world whereas an IE domain shows you have a connection to Ireland. There are approx 220,000 IE domains registered, so unlike other domain extensions, the name you are looking for is most likely available to register.
What are the rules for registering an IE domain?
Broadly speaking you need to 1 – Identify your connection to Ireland and 2 – Identify your connection to the domain you require. Our IE domain name Wizard will walk you through the ins and outs of information required for registration.
How long does it take to register an IE domain name?
Your IE domain can be ordered, registered and approved by the IEDR within one working day as long as you provide the information required.
Can I host my IE domain with another provider?
IE domains have specific rules around DNS changes but assuming your hosting provider understands these, you can host your IE domain with any provider you like. We provide a range of Irish hosting plans which can cater for your requirements.
Someone took my name!
All domains are registered on a first come, first served basis. However, if you feel someone has registered a domain in bad faith, there is a dispute process managed by WIPO which can cost between €1,500 and €5,000. Check the www.wipo.org website for more information.
Can I transfer my domain to LetsHost?
Yes – all you will need is your domains transfer key (ask your existing provider for this) and to place an order on our website. Assuming you have the correct transfer key, transfers can be done within an hour or so. Transferring your domain to LetsHost will add another year to its expiry date.
Can I enable WHOIS protection on my IE domain?
Unlike other domain name types, IE domains don’t display the same level of information about their owners as .com domains etc. As such, WHOIS protection is not currently compatible with IE domain names.