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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

    50.0%
  2. No

    50.0%
Total: 16 vote(s)
  1. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Long story short...my Dad was called Mouse when he was young as he was small.

    I'm thinking two things mainly. What is happening now across the world will cause people to look at ways that they can create their own wealth by either working from home or by creating their own businesses. I have a feeling that new businesses will be starting up at an unprecedented level.

    Secondly, I am hoping that people from all over the world will be able to own and register .ie domain names. This is a spread bet of sorts as if it never happens I will be limiting my potential end users and I will have many domain names with .ie extensions.

    I won't be registering too many more at this stage as there is only a certain level of supply and I feel that most of the better domain names were taken a long time ago.

    Here's hoping that for once I just get lucky.

    Thought I'd cracked it with the .me release and for just under a day I technically owned domains that were valued at tens of thousands only to have defeat snatched away from the jaws of victory.

    My high/buzz comes from knowing that no one else on this planet can have what I have registered and its only a small win but I'll take it for now.
     
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  2. Reddstagg

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    Nice to meet you too Bulk,

    I'm on self-isolation, now day 9 as I was in Spain between 8-15th March.

    It makes me think about how we will change collectively moving forward. Our lives and our attitudes will change.

    As people, we travel but we never see. How can something that started in a small place in China affect me in a small place in Ireland.

    I started domain investing as a way to try and start a business from home just using broadband and my imagination and life skills.

    Phase one complete. Buy or register domain names. Phase two is sell said domain names.

    Phase one was easy. Phase two not so easy.

    I'm hoping a few things change in the future and I might just get lucky.

    Not much demand so far but I can see it changing in the future.

    Here's wishing us all good health and good luck for the future.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  3. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I'd also just hand regged MrMaus.com.

    Mr Mouse was the name originally given to Mickey Mouse.
     
  4. Daniel Moran

    Daniel Moran Established Member

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    Hi all
    Yeah, I understand you want the high/buzz and that there is an emotional side to this for you and that you are hoping to get lucky. In my opinion none of those are domains are going to sell and think you might benefit from taking to the money you spend on those domains and investing into one good domain. Selling domains is hard, selling dot ies is harder agains, would be best to remove the element of luck as much as possible.

    Just my view and I hope I am wrong but I just dont see a business case for it.
     
  5. ThatNameGuy

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    here's one for ya that maybe Guinnes or an Irish Pub may like;

    Brewsk.ie

    Last checked it was available(y)
     
  6. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Good evening,

    Hope you're keeping well.

    Don't take this the wrong way will ya?

    I don't think that in the history of Ireland, or indeed ever has anyone ever said the words 'Brewski' in Ireland.

    Maybe it just doesn't translate across this side of the pond.

    Thank you for your suggestion though. Always much appreciated.

    Take care.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  7. ThatNameGuy

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    No offense taken...i see now where it's U.S. slang. Looking to buy BrewskiPub.com that's available, and if it sells, makes for a good reason to drink. Cheers(y)
     
  8. Reddstagg

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    Cheers indeed,

    In Ireland they may say something like..."Do you fancy a few scoops?"

    I looked at scoop.ie but it was already taken but then I thought outside me little box and got:

    www. SNOOP.IE

    Not a bad day at the office after all. Dictionary word too.

    May my good fortune find its way to you.

    Have a good day.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  9. jmcc

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    There was a slight blip in the Irish market with Brexit but it was Northern Ireland and UK companies and businesses holding on to their .EU domain names. The other side was some Irish businesses registering their .uk variant as many of them already had their .co.uk domain names. After .IE, the largest ccTLD in the Irish market is the .UK with around 33K on Irish hosters. The .EU ccTLD is a brand protection registration rather than an active registration and its web usage in the Irish market is on a par with that of .BIZ gTLD. The .BIZ and .INFO gTLDs are effectively on brand protection life support in the market and the main activity is on .IE and .COM. Even the .IRISH gTLD (many of them are Irish hosted) hasn't taken off. It had a slight chance but it needed a lot of marketing. Donuts took it over but price-wise and recognition-wise it can't compete with either .COM or .IE. There is some use in the gTLD and it is the largest new gTLD in the Irish market but there are around 1K or so on Irish hosters.

    The reason that many domainers with gTLD-only experience lose money on ccTLDs is because once a ccTLD becomes dominant in the market, people there forget the extension and geographical keywords become important. Covid has probably affected the market as people have other priorities and many of the small businesses that might have been prospects are now in lockdown (effectively closed) from midnight tonight. Only a limited set of shops and businesses will be open from tomorrow onwards.

    Regards...jmcc
     
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  10. Reddstagg

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    It's neck and neck at the polls with a 50/50 split with 8 votes for each.

    What will win? Who will care?

    Join me later at the count centre for a final round up.

    Ole..ole..ole
     
  11. jideofor

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    can a non-resident of ireland register .ie?
     
  12. Daniel Moran

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  13. Reddstagg

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    Just bagged me some letters:

    www. áéíóú.ie

    and couldn't resist

    www. áéíóú.com
     
  14. Daniel Moran

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    Will that .com resolve?
     
  15. ThatNameGuy

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    When i saw you "couldn't resist" aeiou.com i was eating breakfast with my wife and said to her, "Holy Sh*t, I made a new friend from Ireland and he just bought the domain aeiou.com." Then upon further study, I see where someone probably made a mistake because that domain is for sale at Catchy Domains for 300K and has been registered for years. Regrdless, i hope it works for you, and btw, my wife thinks you're cute:xf.rolleyes:
     
  16. Reddstagg

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    Good afternoon,

    Probably not would be my inexperienced reply. I guess it may be what I understand to be an IDN

    I have éscuter.com which is the Spanish version of scooter and that is the same.

    Maybe just because I can doesn't mean I should...lol
     
  17. Daniel Moran

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    As far as I know the DNS protocol only supports ASCII. Domains with accented characters in them are encoded to ASCII using Punycode. That means that your domain éxàmplê.com is actually xn--xmpl-0na6cm.com..
    Any joy with any .ie sales ?
     
  18. Reddstagg

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    I'm not actively selling any if my domains at present. I have them listed at Efty for now. Phase II of the masterplan is to make some money but its not the priority just now.

    Buy it and they will come!!!

    Incidentally I see that all (as far as I am aware) 2 letter Irish language IDNs have already been registered.

    I picked up some 3 and 4 letters but I have to work out what they actually are and what I have to do with them.

    Alittleknowledgegoesalongway.com

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     
  19. Reddstagg

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    Good evening,

    Tell your Wife I'm too old to be her Toyboy.

    No mistake. I do own aeiou.com just not its rich cousin. Mine are using the Irish language letters. I thought I was being clever but then I remembered that there were IDN names and have some wacky actual name of 'a6-jne-iou67.com' in techno speak. I still feel that there could be a market for them somewhere.

    I also own...www. escúter.com which is Spanish for Scooter (motorized). This was my first introduction to IDN domain names. I thought I had struck gold for one brief second.

    Live and learn and take a few risks along the way.

    Hope you're all keeping well over your side of the pond.

    Regards,

    Redd
     
  20. ThatNameGuy

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    Redd....my wife thought you were cute, but you look a little Mousy:xf.wink: to me. It's been two years now since I first started my venture into the wild world of domains. Despite my being 70 years old:xf.rolleyes:, I fell in luv with the new gTLD domains.....i thought how cool:xf.cool: Because of my background in business and being sort of a renaissance guy, extensions like .loans, .homes, .golf and even .today....FreePizza.today were the bomb!
    Even Rob Monster at Epik said, what are you doing Richard...trying to be the king of .today? Well, it took me a year and a thousand new gTLD's later I learned my lesson. I let 98% of them expire, and replaced them with .com's.

    I have no regrets however, i get better at this every day I play(y). I'm getting closer to covering expenses, and I've been told by a few NP members and others, I'm sitting on a pot of gold. It's Amazing!!!
     
  21. Reddstagg

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    The poll is closed and it is a 50-50 split with 8 votes each for yes and no.

    I guess the verdict is still out and only time will tell. They lowered the parameters for registering a .ie name a couple of years ago so it is not without reason that the might remove all barriers to entry within the next couple of years when they realize that there is even more money to be made by them and us of course.

    When I say us, I really mean me. Hahahahhahahahahahah

    Enjoy. Keep safe.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg

    Stayingathome.works
     
  22. Sam

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    How much of a "connection" does one need? Having a strong infinity for the Irish culture?
     
  23. Reddstagg

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    Good morning,

    Unfortunately not, nor dies drinking Guinness qualify you either.

    I'm resident and have my green passport but still had to prove residency. The other way you could qualify is if you have a business here.

    Kissing a Leprechaun under his Blarney stones just won't do either.
     
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    www. Choose.Irish
     

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