Hosting Ireland is a fully accredited domain registrar
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is an address or location on the Internet where information or activities can be found, such as a website. Domain names are formed by following the rules of the Domain Name System or DNS. A typical domain name would look like this - www.example.ie - You will need a domain name along with a hosting package, to publish your website and setup email, or to use a website builder.
Domain Registration Fees
The registration fee for a domain name is usually for a period of one year or multiples of one year and must be paid when you submit your application.
In order to keep your domain active you must renew your domain fees each year, failure to do so could mean someone else could register your domain when the domain expires.
Domain Name Registration
In order to use a domain name you will need to register that domain first, it can be a name of your choice provided it is available and has not been registered by anyone else.
Many domain names are unrestricted and as long as the domain is available anyone can register, such as .com.net.biz domains. Some domains have registration criteria, such as country specific domain like .ie and .uk domains. If more information is required this will be requested when you apply to register.
Hosting Ireland has a fully automated online domain search and registration system for all tld's.
Why Register Domains with Hosting Ireland?
When you register domain names, you should choose an accredited registrar. Here’s why you should register a domain name Hosting Ireland:
ICANN Accredited Registrar (.com)
IE Accredited Registrar (.ie)
EuRid Accredited Registrar (.eu)
Nominet Accredited Registrar (.uk)
Located in Ireland
Free DNS services*
Free URL forwarding*
* These services are only provided for domains registered or transferred to Hosting Ireland.
Domain name discounts are available for the first year when you purchase with a hosting package. When you purchase any website builder package you get a domain name for free. These offers are only available on domains up to a value of €19.95 plus vat. Offer does not apply to renewals.
Popular Domain Types
Hosting Ireland offers you competitive domain name registration prices for all of the most popular domains. The most popular are .ie for Ireland, .eu for Europe, .uk for the United Kingdom and .com domains for businesses with a global presence.
'Premium' Domain Name Registration and Fees
Certain domain names are classed as Premium by the Registry and therefore attract higher registration fees and in some cases renewal fees. A domain classed as a premium domain is solely at the discretion of the domain name Registry and not under the control of Hosting Ireland.
What is a Premium Domain? The Registry can identify domain names as premium for a number of reasons, the most common being that the domain maybe considered potentially higher in value in the future. For example the domain could be short having fewer characters, could reflect a brand, a name, a concept or an idea in some way. If the domain would be instantly recognisable by a customer this could attract a premium fee.
Hosting Ireland is a fully accredited ICANN Registrar and as such can facilitate premium domain name registration and management.
.IE Domain Name Requirements
.IE domain names are one of the most secure domain names available and they demonstrate that you or your business is legitimate. In order to register your .ie domain name we will usually need the following:
Identification and proof of address.
Your claim to the domain, such as a Registered Business Name (RBN) or Company Number, or Charity Number. If you don’t have theses a simple claim letter describing why you chose that name and how you intend to use it will usually be all you need.
Domain Registration Includes:
Park your domain name - Keeping the domain reserved for later use.
Setup free domain name redirection - Directing any traffic to another domain.
ID Protection (Optional) – Certain domains allow you to restrict your details from being published publicly in the WHOIS by applying a fee (.com .net .info .org .biz only) or an opt-out feature (.tel .uk only).