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Does .ie have the luck of the .Irish

Labeled as discuss in ccTLD Discussion, started by Reddstagg, Mar 19, 2020

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Do you see .ie growing in popularity in the future?

Poll closed Mar 26, 2020.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Good evening,

    There appears to be some movement in the sales of .ie domain names. There is only a small increase in recent sales compared to other country code domain names but I'm wondering whether there is any potential in the future and whether it is likely that the criteria to register .ie will be relaxed even further or abolished completely.

    At the moment, you need to prove some link to Ireland before you are able to register a .ie domain name and this must either be by residence or a direct link through a business with ties to the country.

    I think that there will be a complete relaxation of the registration requirements as those who are in control realize the enormous world wide potential for this little island's ccTLD.

    I live in Ireland and I've recently taken the plunge with a few of my own domain names and I'd welcome any views or comments in general or more specifically about my domain names. Here's my list so far:

    www. 3D-Mov.ie
    www. 3DMov.ie
    www. Blogg.ie
    www. Dink.ie
    www. Dixx.ie
    www. Dork.ie
    www. Dot-Com.ie
    www. Emoj.ie
    www. Frisb.ie
    www. Frogg.ie
    www. GoVegg.ie
    www. Howd.ie
    www. KiloCalor.ie
    www. Kook.ie
    www. Mississipp.ie
    www. Wonk.ie
    www. Yabb.ie
     
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  2. ThatNameGuy

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    Hello there friend....i thought you lived around York, but now that I know you're in Ireland it all makes sense.....the luck of the Irish and all:xf.wink:

    I think you met a pretty sharp guy in @Daniel Moran, and maybe you two can add a lot to our discussions here on NP.....it's a damn good thing they don't call this GuinnessVirus vs. CoronaVirus.

    Looks like you have some pretty creative names there with .ie. Curious, the fact that I've had a few brew in Dublin and Waterford and i wear a cap that says "It's a Lovely Day for a Guinness", does that qualify me to buy a .ie domain in Ireland? I've even kissed the GuinnessStone for good luck, or was that the BlarneyStone:xf.rolleyes: Seriously, i think i have a pretty good .ie name idea I'll partner with if either you or Daniel are interested. Thanks Redd!



    Seriously,
     
  3. Adam27

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    @jmcc 😊👍🏽🇮🇪
     
  4. jmcc

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    Domain hack domains in .IE haven't done that well but that could be due to the registration restrictions and the fact that it only became possible to sell them a few years ago.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  5. Samer

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    reminds me of .co .com mix ups
    people will mix up .io with .ie

    I didnt know there was .ir until read this thread.

    Samer
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2020
  6. jmcc

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    The .IR is the Iranian ccTLD. It has a relatively good number of registrations for a Middle Eastern one.

    I think that .IE might have more registrations than .IO.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  7. jmcc

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    There's a site run by Blacknight that might be useful. It lists the drops from .IE ccTLD:

    www.dropped.ie

    Regards...jmcc
     
  8. nametrekker

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    i own about 25 .ie domains.
    2 of my .ie domains (betting)were acquired about a year ago by a large betting company. i had planned to build apps, but the offer was too sweet.

    i love the .ie registry- very efficient
     
  9. jmcc

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    Betting is big business in Ireland. It is more gambling, horse racing and greyhound racing than other forms. Have seen a lot of single keyword type .IE domain names regged and dropped over the years. Most of them seemed to be a shotgun type approach to PPC parking rather than sales.

    I think that IEDR (the registry) publishes geographical breakdowns (counties, countries etc) for registrations in its reports. As a registry, it has improved massively since the 1990s. The one thing that has limited domaining is the renewal cost of domain names. Normally it is around $30. There are some .IE registrars who discount heavily for the first year in order to get registrations. It is best to use an in-country registrar as I think that the old rule about the nameservers having to be operational and answering for the domain name before it goes live still applies. The domain name market in Ireland is probably around 500K with at least 455K of those on Irish hosters. Most of those domain names would be .IE followed by .COM but the .UK ccTLD accounts for about 33K registrations (The UK is a natural market and many Irish businesses also register their .co.uk if it is available. There's also the issue of Northern Ireland registrants having both .IE and .UK versions of their domain names.) Strangely, the .EU ccTLD is a lot less popular than the 51K registrations that Eurid claims are Irish registered (many of those would have been reflagged UK registrations hanging on to their .EU domain names). While .COM is still getting registrations, the .IE is vastly outperforming it and new websites targeting an Irish audience generally have a .IE domain name.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  10. Reddstagg

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    Good morning,

    Unfortunately, you don't qualify unless you have green blood coursing through you veins. I've just returned home from Spain so I am on lock down for 14 days and luckily I can still register domain names from home.

    I'd be more than happy to steal your great ideas and keep all the money...lol.

    Don't want to get too carried away though as they tend not to sell for large amounts. I think my strategy will be to hold the .ie registrations for a while and wait for the rest of the world to catch up.

    I'm sure you will think of something...you normally do.

    Thanks again for your words of wisdom.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  11. Daniel Moran

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    Hey - Hope all is well ! I saw you started this thread. Great I
    I have used this a few times!
     
  12. Daniel Moran

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    Hey - Great idea for a thread. :)
    My own view is that .ie domains will slowly continue to rise in value, especially around generic/dictionary words and I can well foresee the IEDR relaxing requirements in this next few years.

    For example - I registered the following domains only recently and they are getting a small but of traffic, one received an offer -
    54.ie, Lick.ie, Herself.ie, Himself.ie, Extraordinary.ie, Newsroom.ie, Debate.ie, Inferno.ie

    Will defo watch this thread!
     
  13. Reddstagg

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    Good morning,

    Thanks for your kind words.

    Just spreading my wings and continuing to think outside of the dot.box.

    Many of my .ie names are technically domain name hacks as the words are formed each side of the dot, but if I could guess which type of domain name would sell best I would be veryrich.ie

    Trying to cover as many bases as possible and you never know what the future may bring.

    I'll probably get told off again as they are not dot.coms but I have thick skin and I shall weather the storm...again lol.

    Still enjoying my journey so everything is good in the hood.

    Have a good day.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  14. Reddstagg

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    Thanks again,

    I was born in England but I have green roots. I consider them both as home and I could still play soccer for either country if called upon to do so, but I may be a bit too old for a debut lol.

    Plus, I can't find my boots.
     
  15. Rhinnnn

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    Some of the domains you've registered are cool, at least from a visual point of view.

    I was curious to see what's available in terms of .ie names and discovered a few short names that may be valuable. Since I'm not from Ireland I'll send you a PM with them.
     
  16. The Durfer

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    @Reddstagg, are you offering point of contact? Ill pay you a fee, if you are willing, pm me pls. ty.
     
  17. Reddstagg

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  18. BrandEntrance.com

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    Have had many .ie domains. Account at Blacknight. Don't see a lot happening there. Like Sweden and .se domains. Slow.
     
  19. Reddstagg

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    One of the other domain registrars has both .ie and .com available for a fiver so not too much tied up at present. Will give them all a year and if no action will decide then if any can drop.

    We never really know what the next big thing will be and I'm taking a chance but I think I have some ok brand-able names so will hold and see.

    I can always buy dot.coms if everything else fails...lol!!!
     
  20. BrandEntrance.com

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    I have 3 customers who are Irish and they want their .ie and .com domains with the .ie redirecting to .com
     
  21. Reddstagg

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    Can't seem to stop. I now have:

    www. Sush.ie

    www. Vivald.ie
     
  22. jmcc

    jmcc Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    From search engine development work I did awhile ago, approximately 13K .IE websites redirected to .COM and approximately 2K to .UK websites. Basically this kind of redirect is common with the registrants having older .COM websites or with non-Irish businesses operating in the Irish market.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  23. Reddstagg

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    www. Mous.ie
    www. Maus.ie
     
  24. Daniel Moran

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    Hey - Interesting regs. Have you ever checked if there is a demand for .ie domain hacks or are you just hoping there will be in the future? You are prob looking 20+ euro for renewal per domain?
     
  25. bulkdomainz

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    Not exactly sure there is a market for dot IE hacks in Ireland itself. Regular domains don't sell quick (looks the Irish don't like parting with their money 😂) and the early birds seem to have caught many of the juicy worms.

    I got into dot IE last year in the hopes of post-brexit business growth, and currently have about 140 dot IEs. Regged at discounted 1st year pricing.

    I only just started outbounds when Corona came in and had to stop. Had a few offers but too low. I gotta sell at least one to cover 2nd year renewals @ some €30 per name (vat Inc). I'll prolly stop at 150 or 200 dot IEs.

    I tend Coronavirus.ie in my spare time! 🙂

    If anyone wants to rent a dot IE, do let me know!

    Nice to meet you @Reddstagg
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020

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