Personal IE Domains Pre-order

Personal IE domains will be available from October 31st 2007.
Basically if you want to register you will be able to do so after October 31st.
Since we expect that there will be a high demand for these domains we have put in place a queuing mechanism.
How will this work?
Our development team have put together a queuing system to hold the orders until October 31st.
Any orders for personal IE domains placed between now and October 31st at 8am will be submitted to the registry on the “go live” day.
What happens if two people want the same domain?
Domain registrations are on a first come first served basis. We will be submitting the requests to the IEDR in the order in which they were received. We cannot offer ANY guarantees (neither can anyone else)
What if someone else orders the domain from another company?
As already mentioned it’s “first come, first served”.
What if my chosen name is taken on the “go live” day?
We will offer people the opportunity of registering an alternative personal domain
Is Blacknight’s system better than other?
Other companies have also setup queues, but only one or two of them have their servers physically in the same data centre as the IEDR.
Some of the other companies don’t even have servers in Ireland, so their connections to the IEDR’s API servers will be significantly slower.


12 Responses to Personal IE Domains Pre-order

  1. Paul Kelly September 19, 2007 at 11:33 #

    So simply put, we’ll get your order in before anyone elses!!!

  2. Michele Neylon September 19, 2007 at 11:58 #

    Well that’s the general idea 🙂

  3. Conor O'Neill September 21, 2007 at 20:34 #

    When you say “from now”, you mean “from sometime soon” since I can’t find a URL anywhere.

  4. Michele Neylon September 22, 2007 at 01:02 #

    Sorry if I wasn’t clear.
    It’s just our standard order system, but if you go to order an IE domain there’s a notice on the page where you choose the categories informing you of the combination to choose for a personal IE domain.
    Basically our backend won’t send the “personal domain” request to the IEDR’s backend servers until the morning of the 31st.
    Sorry if I caused any confusion!

  5. Conor O'Neill September 22, 2007 at 10:16 #

    Ah makes sense.
    Do you charge now or on Oct 31st?

  6. Michele Neylon September 22, 2007 at 13:05 #

    We charge now, but if you can’t get the first name you chose we can resubmit others OR give you a credit OR refund

  7. Daragh September 24, 2007 at 15:02 #

    Hasn’t it always been possible to register a personal .ie domain if it was your actual name?

  8. Michele Neylon September 24, 2007 at 15:36 #

    No. At present Joe Citizen would only be allowed to register or something similar

  9. Jerry O'Reilly September 24, 2007 at 22:47 #

    I’d like to register for a personal domain. Please contact me!

  10. Michele Neylon September 25, 2007 at 10:01 #

    If you have any queries about registering IE domains please contact our sales team ( they’ll be able to answer any questions you have

  11. Michael Mc Dermott October 11, 2007 at 22:42 #

    What is the cost to register & mantain a personal domain and does one get the same as with a company domain such as email and web hosting?

  12. Michele Neylon October 15, 2007 at 16:55 #

    The cost at present is 45 euro for the domain name. You could add it to your existing hosting account or get a new hosting account from as little as 35 euro / year
    PS: All prices are ex-vat