.IE To Allow Fadas, or Irish IDNs

Irish businesses will be able to register .ie domain names that include fadas, Irish Internationalised Domain Names, later this year, says the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages Ireland’s .ie domain.

IEDR Identifiably Irish logoThis policy change will allow companies – for the first time – to register a .ie domain name that includes á, é, í, ó and ú.

IEDR is currently conducting a public consultation process and is asking interested parties to have their say before the 30-day process ends on 21 March.

The policy change and implementation basis have been prepared and recommended by IE’s Policy Advisory Committee (PAC), the forum through which advice and counsel of industry stakeholders is provided.

Details of when ‘fada .ie domains’ will be available and how businesses can register their domains will be confirmed on completion of the public consultation.

“I am delighted that ‘.ie fada domains’ are soon to be available to Irish businesses,” said David Curtin, Chief Executive of IEDR. “This is the week we celebrate our National Holiday and our sense of and pride in being Irish. Our language is a key part of that identity and something which distinguishes us from every other country.”

Interested parties can find further information: https://www.iedr.ie/internationalised-ie-domain-names/

The public consultation document can be found at: https://www.iedr.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IDN-Public-Consultation-Document.pdf