Secure an Irish .ie 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.
Why Choose An IE Domain Name?
Whether for business or personal use, Irish residents may benefit from having a bespoke .ie domain name. It can be reassuring for clients to expect a local service. Furthermore, an .ie domain name can help you rank higher in Google search engine results, specifically in Irish searches. With only 220,000 .ie domain names registered, you’re also likely to get the website name you want.
What Documentation Is Required For An IE Name?
To secure an exclusive Irish domain name, you will need to prove your connection to Ireland and the domain you require.
This can be achieved through documentation such as; a registered business number, VAT number, or copy of your driver’s licence or passport.
Copies of invoices (showing Irish trade) or a signed headed letter from a certified professional, such as a solicitor or bank manager, to confirm your trade with Ireland is also acceptable.
Online Advantages To A .ie Domain
As well as helping your business stand out, having a .ie domain name shows that you have an instant connection with Ireland.
There are further advantages for online business, since Google prioritises .ie domain names when local searches are carried out. This may help the chances of your ie domain being found by potential customers.
Why Register An IE Domain With LetsHost?
As one of the few companies that can legally register an IE domain name, you can trust LetsHost to provide an unrivalled service. With ten years’ experience in the industry, our award-winning business also offers friendly local support.
What is the IE Registration Process?
The first step is to check the domain availability on LetsHost. Once available, you can select the domain name you require and any further associated names, should you want to protect your business. Since .ie domains are exclusive, we require documentation to prove your connection to Ireland and the domain you require.
Included Domain Functionality
Included in all domain registrations are a number of additional benefits. Customers can enjoy an easy-to-use control panel, free DNS hosting and access to local customer support, as well as email support.
How To Transfer Your IE To LetsHost?
It’s straightforward to transfer your domain name to an .ie address.
All you require is a domain transfer key, which can be obtained from your existing provider. This is submitted when placing an order on the LetsHost website. It can take as little as an hour to transfer over, with the added benefit of your domain name being registered for another year.
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 domain registration team 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.