The .ie domain name is Ireland’s national web address. Choosing .ie instantly shows that you have a connection with Ireland and also an authenticated claim to the specific domain name you choose.
- Guaranteed Irish – to have a .ie domain name you must prove a real and substantive connection to Ireland.
- Confidence comes with traceability and a .ie can help to ensure that your customers know exactly who they are dealing with.
- Safety – .ie is one of the safest domains in the world, with lower instances of cybercrime and cybersquatting than other domains.
Choose a .ie instead of a .com because you will:
- Show that you are Irish – .coms could be from anywhere and registered by anybody.
- Protect your brand -in 2013 .com had thousands of domain name dispute claims filed, .ie had seven.
- Beat the odds – there is a good chance that the domain name you want is still available with a .ie address, chances are a .com has already been registered with the name you want.
- Ensure your customers find you – if a person uses a search engine extension that is based in Ireland (e.g. google.ie) there is a greater chance that your website will be listed on the first page of the results.
Information from the IEDR – The IEDR is the registry for .ie Internet domain names and maintains the database of .ie registered domain names.