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Our Policies

We are responsible for the management of the .ie namespace and have adopted a range of policies and rules to protect consumers, safeguard Registrants and promote good Internet Governance.

At .IE we have a range of policies to manage the .ie namespace for the benefit of Irish citizens, residents and businesses. These policies are developed using a bottom-up, consensus-driven, consultation-based approach which includes key stakeholders in the Irish internet community.

Policies are developed by the Policy Advisory Committee using a 10-step framework known as the Policy Development Framework, which, when relevant, can include public consultation. This ensures that .ie is a trusted space where Irish citizens and businesses can operate and thrive online in the knowledge that the namespace is managed fairly and transparently.

Registration and Naming Policy
Registration and Naming in the .ie Namespace. Here you will find the Policy, and related Processes, Procedures, Rules & Guidelines. Read More
Charity Policy
.IE offers free .ie domain names to all Charities who are registered with the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Read More
Dispute Resolution Policy
This policy deals with the resolution of disputes between two parties over to whom a given domain should be registered. Read More
WHOIS Policy
This details how the WHOIS operates. Read More
Privacy Policy
The policy explains how personal data provided to us is processed. Read More
Registrant Terms and Conditions
This details the legal terms all registrants agree to follow when registering a .ie domain name. Read More
Data and Document Retention Policy
This details the personal data retention practices at .IE. Read More
Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy
This policy details how to dispute a .ie domain registration using the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process. Read More