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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ie domain names.
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After the registration request has been sent, a proof of business relationship is requested.
This can be a business register extract for an office registered in Ireland, an invoice sent to an Irish customer or simply another .ie domain name of the same holder.

Also a commercial licence (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required. Please send both documents to the support team at
The transfer can be requested with an authcode. If the domain holder changes during the transfer, please send us a Chamber of Commerce document (KvK document) for this order in order to perform the required change.

If the domainname will be different from the companyname, we would need a trademark or maybe the registrant has a product with this name.
Or write a statement and explain this connection.
Please send these to our support team.

To get the authorization code you can visit
From this page it will be sent to the registrant who can then use it to transfer the domain.

Additional notes on a .ie transfer

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time 72 hours
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ie domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

To trade a .ie domain name contact our support department.

Other update

An contact update can be performed by updating the handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.

DNS update is not immediate, note changes must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
Please note TLD is not 100% automated and NS update can take more time, which can also be more than 2 days, taking in mind weekends and public holidays.
If the system returns "Domain update failed: E0102, Domain could not be updated., Identical task is already being processed" error after NS update try, then please contact Openprovider support to complete request.


A domain can be deleted manually. A signed fax on headed paper from the current Administrative Contact must be submitted, stating that they authorize the cancellation of the domain name.

Restore / reactivate

After delete or suspension of the domain the domain will be restorable for 30 days. After deletion the domain name is removed from the .ie database and becomes available to the general public for re-registration on a first come first served basis.
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: n/a
  • 2-letter domains should contain at least 1 number
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 35 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
  • A copy of the commercial licence (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required.
  • Proof of a business relationship is required for example an invoice to a customer in this country.
  • Registration policy: - Naming policy: - Dispute policy:
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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