Dear LIR mailing list members ,
I'm writing to you in relation to the IEDR's plan to liberalise the .ie domain from March 21st this year.
As you are
aware, at present, in order to register a .ie domain you
must show both a connection to Ireland and a claim to the
particular name. After
March 21st there will be no need to provide evidence of a
claim. The only requirements will be that the registrant can
show a connection to Ireland and prove their identity.
Obviously as an
Irish institution, there would be no question in relation to
either identity or a connection to Ireland.
For yourself it
is important to consider if there are any .ie domains that
you feel you should register prior to this liberalisation
coming into force in March. As always, you can contact the
HEAnet NOC [log in to unmask]
to progress any of these registrations.
'University' will still be protected and anyone attempting
to register a .ie domain using that word must clearly show
their legal right to do so. However, there are no other
protected terms in relation to education and research. So anyone with a
connection to Ireland could register any currently
unregistered domain. In the case where a domain
name was registered that you felt infringed upon you in any
way, the IEDR does have a dispute mechanism: https://www.iedr.ie/dispute-resolution
information on policy liberalisation can be found here: https://www.iedr.ie/liberalisation/
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