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The .IE Domain

Registered Domains
.IE is the
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1988

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .ie websites

Global 421.
Global 3,978.
Global 4,083.
Global 5,087.

About .ie

What is .ie?

The .ie web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Ireland.
Ireland with its estimated population of 4,588,252, ranks as the 28th most populous country in Europe. The .ie domain name currently the 25th most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. The .ie extension has more than 184,334 registrations. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .ie domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ie domain has been around since 1988.

Who can register .ie domain?

Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .ie extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ie extension?

A .ie domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Ireland. In Ireland the common language is Irish. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .ie extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The following characteristics that a web name can have:
For a .ie web name use only letters, numbers, or dashes (-).
A name may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain cannot start or end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
For .ie registered domain name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
You cannot register your domain name if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ie domain can be registered 1 to 2 years at one time.