IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants applying for a .ie domain name who are not situated in the 32 counties, must demonstrate a Real and Substantive Connection with Ireland (with the exception of those applying with a registered Community Trademark)
Examples of acceptable documentation demonstrating substantial trade or commercial activity within Ireland are as follows:
- Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland) High-quality brochures
- A signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, firm of chartered accountant(s), registered auditor(s), tax consultant(s) (where the tax advisor identification number is displayed), or solicitor(s) confirming the applicants trade with Ireland.
A copy of the applicants passport, driving license or birth certificate is required. Applicants applying under this category can register full names, first initial and surname and their initials with a number of their choice e.g. John Citizen can apply to register johncitizen.ie, jcitizen.ie and jc1.ie. Surnames on their own are NOT allowed.
We simply require the registered company number to be supplied in the remarks field of the application form. Supporting documentation may be needed though.
Registered Trademark Name:
We require the Registered Trademark number (Irish, Community, British or American only) to be entered in the remarks field of the application form. All other Trademark holders must submit a copy of the Trademark certificate.
Registered Business Name:
We simply require that the Registered Business Name number is entered in the remarks of the application form. If the business name is different to any great extent, supporting documentation may be required.