Domain Names

There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.


Country code top-level domain name: .ie 

Sub-domains: none available.

Applicant: individuals and legal entities. 

Restriction as to nationality: none. 

Local presence: not required, however the applicant must have a real and substantive connection with Ireland. This may be satisfied by proprietorship of a relevant Irish trademark, European Union trademark, Irish Company of by trade in Ireland. 

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration. 

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one year.

Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable.

Dispute about ownership: can be brought before the court. 

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (variation of UDRP) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Registration Authority

Authority name: IE Domain Registry Ltd. (IEDR). 

Internet address: