Terms And Conditions

In conjunction with these terms and conditions please also see our Privacy Policy and Acceptable Usage Policy. The term ‘Hosting Ireland’ is the trading name of Protocol Internet Technology Limited the accredited registrar and provider of hosting services. The term ‘The Applicant’ any person, whom must be 18 years of age or over, or company that applies to register a domain name or purchases the provision of hosting services.

Domain Registration

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These terms and conditions relate to all completed registrations for Top Level Domains (TLDs).

Applications to Register

All applications must be made via Hosting Ireland's web site or a web site owned by an approved agent of Hosting Ireland.

.IE Domain Registration

The Applicant for a .IE domain name registration will be responsible for providing any additional information that the IEDR (Irish Domain Registry) may request in order to facilitate the registration of the .ie domain name. Such information may include proof of business such as a VAT number, Company Registration Number or RBN (Registered Business Name number) or proof of identification, such as a copy of Passport, Driving License or Bank Statement. Failure to provide sufficient information as specified by the IEDR can result in the domain name not being registered. Hosting Ireland is not responsible for a failed .ie domain registration due to the Applicant not providing additional information as requested by the IEDR and in these circumstances will not issue a refund of the application fee. A full refund will be given for any .ie domain applications that are rejected by the IEDR.
For more information see IE Domain Registry Policies

Acceptance and Payment
Ownership of Domain Names
Obligations of the Applicant
Other Important Information

Each domain name registry has their own registration policies that Hosting Ireland as a Registrar has to follow. For information about individual registry policies see below.

.attorney - Registration Policy
.boutique - Registration Policy
.builders - Registration Policy
.business - Registration Policy
.community - Registration Policy
.construction - Registration Policy
.consulting - Registration Policy
.education - Registration Policy
.engineer - Registration Policy
.financial - Registration Policy
.foundation - Registration Policy
.furniture - Registration Policy
.healthcare - Registration Policy
.institute - Registration Policy
.international - Registration Policy
.investments - Registration Policy
.management - Registration Policy
.mortgage - Registration Policy
.photography - Registration Policy
.productions - Registration Policy
.restaurant - Registration Policy
.services - Registration Policy
.supplies - Registration Policy
.training - Registration Policy
Premium Domains

While every effort is made to secure premium domain names there are situations where some registries do not publish the premium domain pricing. The pricing only becomes available once an application is made. Hosting Ireland does not accept any liability where a premium domain registration order has been accepted in good faith at the standard price and then the registry post application confirms that the domain is in fact a premium domain. Hosting Ireland will only process the domain application once the premium domain fee has been paid. Every effort will be made by Hosting Ireland to inform the Applicant of the premium pricing in a timely manner and give the option for the applicant to pay the premium fee. In the event that the Applicant does not pay the premium domain fee or no longer requires the premium domain a full refund will be given for the standard domain fee if this has been paid by the Applicant.

Cloud and Hosting Services

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These terms and conditions are intended to protect both the integrity and liability of Hosting Ireland and The Applicant. The Applicant agrees that the service is provided as per the published data and that Hosting Ireland assumes no responsibility for the timing, deletion, delivery or failure to store any customer communications or personalisation settings over and above those permitted under these terms and condition or agreed in writing at the time of contract.

Disk Space

Hosting accounts with Hosting Ireland include a specific disc space allocation, to increase your disk space you will need to upgrade to the next hosting package. Disk space can only be used for hosting of websites and email. Only one backup copy of each website is allowed, Hosting Ireland retains the right to remove additional backup copies without notice. We strongly advise that additional backup copies are copied to a separate storage device such as a pc or external storage device.

IP Address

Accounts with Hosting Ireland do not include separate IP addresses. Separate IP addresses are available at additional cost.

MySQL Databases

MySQL Database facilities are included in the Cloud Lite+, Cloud Business+ and Cloud Ultima plans.

Upgrades and Updates

Hosting Ireland is committed to using up to date software releases in all systems and equipment to ensure the highest level of functionality, stability and security. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to use the latest scripts and software too. From time to time system upgrades and updates will be required and whilst every effort will be taken to inform the Applicant of such changes in advance certain critical upgrades or updates may have to be implemented without notice.


Hosting Ireland offers additional hosting backup products such as CDP (Continuous Data Protection) and Automatic Website Backup (shared hosting only) software. Such products will on a scheduled basis take backups of your website data, such backups on their own are no guarantee of a successful restore, a successful restore is still dependent upon a number of factors and so we can’t guarantee the availability, usability or integrity of either the backup or restore. If a client fails to pay renewal fees such backup data will be lost.

Acceptance and Payment
Additional Charges
Unlawful or Prohibited Usage
Third Party

Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Hosting Ireland services or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between The Applicant and the advertiser or other third party. Hosting Ireland shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

The Applicant's Responsibilities

The Applicant is solely responsible for the content of The Applicant's text whether on the website or on email.

The Applicant


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All Hosting Ireland prices are published on www.hostingireland.ie and are in Euro and ex. Vat unless specified otherwise.


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Termination by the Applicant
Termination by Hosting Ireland

Hosting Ireland may cancel this agreement, suspend delegation of a domain name or cease providing hosting services on seven days written notice (electronic e-mail message being regarded as writing for this purpose) if:

Limitation of Liability

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Terms and Conditions Addendum - GDPR

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This Addendum is an amendment to the Terms and Conditions between Protocol Internet Technology Ltd trading as Hosting Ireland and you our customer (“Controller”) and any other contracts entered into between the parties. To the extent this Addendum is not consistent with any terms and conditions of any other contract the terms of this Addendum shall prevail.


The new European General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. In order to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations, Hosting Ireland has updated terms and conditions to comply with the GDPR as set out in this Addendum.

Data Processing
Limitation of Liability
Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Addendum and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, or its subject matter or formation, including non-contractual disputes or claims, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, Irish law. The parties agree that the courts of Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute, whether contractual or non-contractual, arising from or in connection with the Addendum.

Hosting Ireland reserves the right to change these terms and conditions without notice. In order to avoid doubt, such terms and conditions are referenced at the checkout and on all invoices. By confirming acceptance at the checkout or payment of invoices the Applicants and/or existing Clients confirms their ongoing acceptance of the terms and conditions. It is the Applicant’s and/or Client’s responsibility to check these terms and conditions before accepting them.