Buy some alternatives and then wait for the one you want. .com's are cheap. if you get the one u want in feb, good, else u can use this. You never know what is available today would be available tomorrow or not.
Internet Domains are like Girls, the ones you want are always taken!
if you want a .ie you need alot of documentation.. tax certs, company details ect. Simply buy a .com as .ie's far more difficult to buy
^ If you're from Eire, do you still need these certificates? Do you HAVE to be Irish to purchase an .ie domain?
|If you're from Eire, do you still need these certificates? |
There's still documentation to be produced, even if you live there! For individuals registering a domain for personal use, there's:
|The applicant must provide the Registry with adequate documentary evidence or reasonable proof of a correspondence address within the 32 counties of Ireland (the island of Ireland) along with adequate documentary evidence of the applicant's name eg: A copy of the applicants passport or birth certificate or citizenship certificate and such evidence, if required, must be in the form of original documents or official or certified copies thereof. |
Whilst businesses face the following:
|Where the applicant is incorporated in Ireland the application must provide the Registry with the CRO incorporation number. The Registry may seek verification that the applicant is an officer of the company. |
|Do you HAVE to be Irish to purchase an .ie domain? |
No you don't, but you do need to provide justification as to why you should be allocated a .IE domain. Personal registrations for people living outside of Ireland are neigh on impossible whilst for businesses, documents detailing 'substantial' trade or business activities within Ireland must be produced, along with a covering letter.
More info - including the above - from Domain Registry of Ireland [domainregistry.ie].
Thanks! ^_^ Totally the oposite of the .co.uk domain, where anyone can buy one regardless of where you live.
From one extreme to t'other?!?...
...granted, I can see where the Irish Registry is coming from with their desire to ensure all registrations are done properly and are relevant. Problem is that they're severely restricting the development of this TLD by making the process of registration such a complicated one and imposing such tight restrictions on who can and can't register a domain.
Combined with the prohibitively expensive cost of registration, it's no wonder relatively few domains have been taken.
Changes to the Registry as mentioned in this thread [webmasterworld.com] can't come soon enough, IMHO.
|From one extreme to t'other?!?... |
The .co.uk is an unrestricted registry whereas the .ie registry is supposedly a managed registry. The Irish internet industry, though, considers it to be a mismanaged registry and stories IEDR incompetence are more common than .ie domain names.
|...granted, I can see where the Irish Registry is coming from with their desire to ensure all registrations are done properly and are relevant. |
The reality is a bit different. The Irish domain registry (IEDR) was never competent enough to run an unrestricted registry - that would involved the use of computers. The domain entitlement checking was all being done manually and often with being checked against data that was three or four months out of date. The IEDR is essentially a University College Dublin company and the board is padded with UCD people who have no experience of the domain hosting business.
|Problem is that they're severely restricting the development of this TLD by making the process of registration such a complicated one and imposing such tight restrictions on who can and can't register a domain. |
The board and management of IEDR have no operational knowledge of the domain business. They are only there because of cronyism. These e-jits have run the domain into the ground. Last year, approximately 5000 .ie domains were deleted. The cctld only grew by approximately 2700 domains.
|Combined with the prohibitively expensive cost of registration, it's no wonder relatively few domains have been taken. |
It is usual to see about 1000 new Irish owned .com/net/org domains appearing each month. Apparently the price of .ie was meant to fall at the end of 2003 but this was just the usual bunch of lies to come out of the Irish registry.
Today, 9 new .ie domains were registered. The sooner the Irish domain registry is deleted, the better.
I bought a domain name from Blacknight solutions and found this guys service very friendly also was in contact with host Ireland and the person on the other end should of not been there. Firstly I was told I couldn’t pay by cheque and then told I could. Secondly I was cut off before I could get a reply to an answer. Also I was told to use the on line registration form. I was pretty annoyed with all this.
I am now waiting for my domain name to be registered and await a email from the iedr.
any comments would be appreciated
If you have a registered business name (which you're required by law to have in Ireland if you're trading as a business) you don't really need to supply anything. They check your RBN number or company number online and if it matches thats enough for them.
Its a waste of time even trying to get a personal name, as they wont give you www.joebloggs.ie it would have to be www.joebloggs1.ie, which makes no sense whatsoever.
The price for an Irish domain varies from about EUR60 (from us) to about EUR150 if you're stupid enough to go with Eircom, don't know about Esat (they refused to give us a quote).