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Our staff are available to assist you with the .ie registration process. Call us on 067 23806 and we will help you secure your .ie domain name today.

N.B. Registering a .ie domain has never been easier – you just need to prove your connection to Ireland. Returning .ie domain holders do not have to re-submit documentation.

How to register a .ie domain

  • STEP 1 - Is Your Chosen Domain Name Available? Enter the domain name you wish to register in the search box above.
  • STEP 2 - Do You Have the Necessary Documentation? See the guidelines below. In many cases, just one document will be needed to prove connection and identity e.g. an Irish passport.
  • STEP 3 - Arrange Domain Name Hosting - Select one of hosting packages (if you don't already have one) to complete your application. Your domain name has to be added to the hosting account and the nameservers supplied are then verified by the IEDR.
  • STEP 4 - Submit your application.

.ie Domain Registration Document Requirements

  • Business

    • Registered Company - RBN, CRO number, Irish VAT number (registered in Republic of Ireland / Northern Ireland), Irish / European Community Trademark number, WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland), Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (showing that you are registered for trading and resident in the island of Ireland).
    • Self Employed - RBN, CRO number, Irish VAT number (registered in Republic of Ireland / Northern Ireland), Irish / European Community Trademark number, WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland), Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (showing that you are registered for trading and resident in the island of Ireland). If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your commercial identity.
    • Self Employed or Business Partnership - RBN, CRO number, Irish VAT number (registered in Republic of Ireland / Northern Ireland), Irish / European Community Trademark number, WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland), Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (showing that you are registered for trading and resident in the island of Ireland). If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your commercial identity.
    • Starting a Business - Irish Passport, Irish / UK driver’s licence (showing an address in the island of Ireland), Irish / Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland), Official College ID (issued by any educational institution recognised by the Department of Education), Department of Social Protection issued Public Services Card, Correspondence from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (showing your PPS number). If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your personal identity. If proving your connection to Ireland with a utility bill showing an address in the island of Ireland, please note that you will also be required to include proof of personal identity (e.g. passport, driving license).
  • Individual

    • Own Name or Blog or Informational Website - Irish Passport, Irish / UK driver’s licence (showing an address in the island of Ireland), Irish / Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland), Official College ID (issued by any educational institution recognised by the Department of Education), Department of Social Protection issued Public Services Card, Correspondence from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (showing your PPS number). If you cannot provide any of the above, you will need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of your personal identity. If proving your connection to Ireland with a utility bill showing an address in the island of Ireland, please note that you will also be required to include proof of personal identity (e.g. passport, driving license).
  • Registered Trade Mark

    • To show your connection with the island of Ireland and evidence of commercial identity, please provide ONE of the following: Irish Trademark number, European Community Trademark number or WIPO Trademark number (enforceable in Ireland). Other Trademarks - If you hold a different trademark, you should still include this (trademark number and type). In this case, you’ll also need to provide separate evidence of your connection to Ireland and evidence of commercial identity.
  • Club, Society or Band - If the organisation is established as a:

    • Company or Partnership - any ONE of the document types outlined in the Business options above
    • Other - If the organisation is otherwise established, we will accept an Irish / Northern Irish bank statement (showing an address in the island of Ireland), or any ONE of the documents types outlined in the Myself option on this page, from a nominated member of the organisation.
    • Friendly Society -If you are a Friendly Society registered under the Friendly Societies Acts 1896-2014, you can provide your identifying number with the Friendly Societies Register. Find this here.
  • School or College

  • Statutory Body / Government Use

    • Includes State or Government Bodies, Agencies, and Departments (including Hospitals, Semi-State Bodies, Education and Training Boards and Local Authorities). If we can verify online that you are a State Agency or Statutory Body, you won’t need to provide any supporting documentation.
  • Charity

    • CHY number (Irish Revenue Commissioners issued number). Find this here. NIC number (Northern Ireland Charity Commission issued number). Find this here.
  • Overseas Applicant / Other

    • Overseas Applicant
      • If you are not an Irish / Northern Irish company, business partnership, sole trader, school / college or charity you may still be able to eligible to register a .ie domain if you sell goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland and can provide evidence of this, such as:
      • Sales invoices showing that the domain holder sells goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland.
        Signed letter from a third party Solicitor or Accountant or Bank Manager or Auditor, confirming that the domain holder is selling goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland, or has serious intention to do so in the immediate future.
      • Examples of the entities that can show this required real and substantive connection to the island of Ireland and the types of evidence accepted are outlined as follows: Companies, business partnerships, sole traders and charities
      • Provide evidence that you sell goods or services to consumers or businesses in the island of Ireland AND proof of your commercial identity (e.g. certificate of Incorporation or verifiable online company number or VAT number).
    • Other - If you don’t fall under any of the above options, you may still be able to register a .ie domain. Please email us at support@stormweb.ie including some information about who you are and who will be using the domain.
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