Ireland’s ccTLD (country code top level domain) .ie is a very popular extension in Ireland and for brands around the world.

The .ie extension is considered a restricted extension as applicants must show a connection to Ireland.

This Connection Requirement can be proven a few different ways such as:

For Individuals:

  1. Irish Passport
  2. Irish/UK Driver’s License
  3. Irish/North Irish Bank Statement
  4. Official College ID (issued by any educational institution recognized by the Department of Education)
  5. Public Services Card issued by the Department of Social Protection

For Businesses:

  1. RBN number
  2. CRO number
  3. VAT number (company registered in Republic of Ireland / Northern Ireland)
  4. Tax clearance certificate from Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (or other correspondence from them showing your VAT number)

Before applying for a .ie domain we recommend reading the current .IE requirements directly from the .ie registry located at

Talk to us today about acquiring a .ie domain name for your brand.