The IEDR is the registry for .ie Internet Domain Names and maintains the database of .ie registered Internet names. In order to address some issues in relation to domain names in Ireland they have with the help of some key stakeholders in the sector developed a draft policy development process.
Basically this process will allow them with the assistance of an autonomous group called the Policy Advisory Committee to assess and decide on new and changed policies in relation to the .ie domain. For example there are currently issues around 2 letter domains, internationalised domain names and personal names in the .ie ccTLD which, for starters, they wish to address. (i.e. it is not possible to hold the domain name hp.ie at the moment if you happened to be a company selling pcs and peripherals or a tasty brown sauce even…)
You can find out more about this process on the main IIA site where you can also download the consultation document.
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