Domain names are a vital part of the internet. The best way to think of a domain name is that it is your address and points to where your website is. Every website requires a domain name. You can get domain names by contacting us or another web host provider.
In Ireland our domain’s end in .ie and are managed by the IEDR . You can never buy a domain name outright but only rent it for a year at a time. Sometimes you can rent if for several years at a time. In order to get a .ie domain name you will need to prove that you are an Irish Business operating in Ireland. To do this you can registar a business name with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). This costs €20 and they will issue you with a cert that has a registered number. You can then use these number to get your domain name.
These domain names are open to everyone in the world and because of that it can be very hard to get the one you want. It is much easier to get and take as little as 20mins. Again you will have to go to a web host provider like ourselves.
Other Domain Names
There are hundreds of differnet domain names on offer, Below you can see a few examples
- .br (Brazil)
- .ca (Canada)
- .cn (mainland China)
- .fr (France)
- .in (India)
- .jp (Japan)
- .ru (Russian Federation)
As you can see there are a lot of variations. The best advise is you should get a .ie and if you can the .com as you can then point them both to your website.