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’ is any person, whom must be 16 years of
age or over, or a company that applies to register a domain name or purchases the provision of hosting
You can view any changes to our terms and conditions here.
These Terms and Conditions refer to the following additional policies, and documents which also apply to your use of our site:
Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site and services. When using our website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
Our Data Processing Agreement ("DPA") between you and Hosting Ireland, if applicable. In case Hosting Ireland processes personal data on your behalf as a data processor, the DPA available at the following link Data Processing Agreement Page will apply. If you accept these Terms and Conditions, the relevant DPA will apply. If you do not process personal data a data controller or data processor, no DPA will apply.
These terms and conditions relate to all completed registrations for Top Level Domains (TLDs).
All applications must be made via Hosting Ireland's web site or a web site owned by an approved agent of Hosting Ireland.
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
While every effort is made to secure premium domain names there are situations where some registries do not publish the premium domain pricing.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.
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.
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.
Accounts with Hosting Ireland do not include separate IP addresses. Separate IP addresses are available at additional cost.
MySQL Database facilities are included in the Cloud Lite+, Cloud Business+ and Cloud Ultima plans.
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.
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 is solely responsible for the content of The Applicant's text whether on the website or on email.
Terms and Conditions for the provision of the Business Email (the "Service")
All Hosting Ireland prices are published on www.hostingireland.ie and are in Euro and ex. Vat unless specified otherwise.
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: