The .irish domain name is the domain name for the global Irish community. The specialised .irish domain name defines a new space on the web for all things Irish.
If you feel you’re Irish then you’re in! Seriously though, there are NO restrictions. No matter who you are or where you live you can register a .irish domain name quickly and easily.
.Irish can be used for any amount of circumstances including pubs, shop, blogs, festivals to name but a few. Now it's easy to prove your Irish interests with a .irish domain.
The “sunrise” period is the time when a new TLD is launched, which allows brand and trademark holders to register related domains. There is no public domain registration possible during this period. This period generally lasts 30 days but be longer for some extensions.
The “landrush” period follows “sunrise” and allows for important domains names to be registered, which were not or cannot be trademarked. This gives non-trademark holders the opportunity to register popular / generic domain names before General Availability (GA). This period lasts 30 days but is not mandatory, so some TLDs will go straight to GA.
The “GA” or General Availability phase is when domains are offered to all, on a first come first served basis.
The .irish top level domain name (TLD) is the domain name for the global Irish community
If you feel you’re Irish then you’re in! Seriously though, there are NO restrictions. No matter who you are or where you live you can register a .irish domain name quickly and easily
A “premium” domain name is a generally a short, memorable domain name, which is highly desirable and therefore carries a premium price. Think beef.irish vs buysomebeef.irish
These are domains that fall into categories, (e.g. Geographic, Religious in some cases, related to registration services), which exclude them from being registered. Strings that are for country code top level domains for example, are on the blocked list. Registering ie.irish would not be possible.
The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is a database of trademarks. When someone attempts to register a domain name, which matches with a trademark in TMCH, the registrant will receive a warning that registering such a domain may infringe on a Trademark. The registered trademark holder is also notified of the registration.
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