A .ie domain name is Ireland's internet address and is beneficial if you wish to target the Irish market or Irish individuals, it lets customers know that you are Irish.
Irish domain names are regulated by the IEDR (Irish Domain Registry) and restrictions do apply. Myhost.ie have been registering .ie domain names since 2001 so we have a great deal of knowledge regarding new applications.
Every application for a .ie domain name is checked to ensure that the applicant has a connection with Ireland and that they have a legitimate claim to their chosen domain name.
When you first apply for a .ie domain you need to provide the IEDR with some supporting documentation. This is to verify your claim to the name and your connection to Ireland. More detailed information of documentation required can be found here.
If you are not based within the 32 counties of Ireland you must show that you have a connection to Ireland to register a .ie domain name. A connection with Ireland can be proven by meeting any of the following criteria.