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    Question IE (Irish/Ireland) domain - can I register without problems?

    Hi,

    I am thinking about register a .ie domain irish/ireland domain. and I live in England, United Kingdom.

    I was wondering is there going to be any issues.
    It is going to be for an Irish/Ireland site, not sure where it will be hosted, either in UK or Ireland.

    I am not a business, but it could turn into a business, I am not sure on the .ie rules, for UK owners.

    Can anyone tell me if it as straight forward as registing a .com, .co.uk, .net etc...
    Last edited by GazCBG; 05-04-2012 at 12:55 PM.
    Regards
    Garry


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    http://www.domainregistry.ie/index.p...s/mnuregpolicy


    Registrations Policy
    NOTE:
    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 by means of 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 showing a significant intention to trade in Ireland.
    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....

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    I am not a business, but it could turn into a business, I am not sure on the .ie rules, for UK owners.
    not a chance based on what you wrote

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    Ok thanks.
    Didn't think after looking at a few .ie domain registers, I would be able to get it.

    May just go for the .eu version of the domain.
    Regards
    Garry


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    .ie registration is open for all residents of the island (including Northern Ireland), foreigners will need to prove a very convincing link with Ireland (eg business ties with Ireland)

    No doubt some registrars will register .ie for you, but then you rely on their honesty as theoretically they will own the domain, not you.

    .ie.nu was set up for those wishing to bypass these restrictions but
    a) this is just a subdomain, no real ccTLD
    b) it's so expensive it's disgusting
    so don't even look into that ...

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    I think you are confusing .ie with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.nu

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirMarcel View Post
    I think you are confusing .ie with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.nu
    .nu has no restrictions..

    As already mentioned, you will need to prove trade with Ireland or have a trademark there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM View Post
    .nu has no restrictions..

    As already mentioned, you will need to prove trade with Ireland or have a trademark there.
    I was answering to Gerrit's post

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    .ie.nu is a company based in Dublin (in the popular tourist area of Temple Bar) selling subdomains of the domain ie.nu ; not to be confused with a real ccTLD. They just bought the domain ie.nu and sell subdomains of it. The price however is scandalously high. Plus, almost nobody in Ireland knows this (I lived there for three years and saw exactly 1! site using such an .ie.nu subdomain)

    So why would someone consider paying a high price for some subdomain.ie.nu ? Who even guarantees this obscure organisation selling these subdomains won't cease operations in a while?

    They started selling these subdomains for those wishing to bypass the restrictions on .ie proper. My advice: if you cannot get .ie, then accept that rather than wasting money on a subdomain.ie.nu

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