EU General Data Protection Regulation

Processing your personal information comes with significant responsibilities on our part. We want our customers to know that we take those responsibilities very seriously.

On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, came into force.

This regulation gives individuals greater control over their personal information, and requires companies to clearly explain how they use this personal information.

GDPR Preparations

We began our preparations for GDPR in July 2017.

Since then, we have monitored and participated in international discussions on the impact of GDPR on the domain name industry.

We have also been working with our lawyers and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to ensure that the .ie namespace is fully GDPR-compliant.

.ie Policy Changes

The multi-stakeholder .ie Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) reviewed the proposed GDPR-related policy changes at the PAC #15 meeting.

There was broad consensus amongst the PAC membership for the changes to the .ie Privacy Policy, the .ie Whois Policy and the introduction of a new .ie Data and Document Retention Policy.

These policy changes came into effect on 24 May 2018 and are available on our Policy page.

Legal Agreements

Changes are also being made to the contractual agreements between us and .ie Registrants. These updated Registrant Terms and Conditions will came into effect on 25 May 2018 and are available here.

We also worked with the accredited .ie Registrar channel to ensure that they were prepared for GDPR. Revised contractual arrangements reflect the interdependent roles of accredited .ie Registrars, our channel partners and the registry in data privacy and data protection.


If you want to learn more about GDPR, we suggest you visit

Further helpful resources are also available on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office website.

If you have any questions regarding the changes to .ie Policies, please contact us.

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