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.