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Registering a Personal Name as a Domain Name

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How to register Personal IE Domains

Make sure your chosen domain name matches the correct format as listed below. Also ensure your chosen name is available by checking our Whois search facility.

  • Johnsmith.ie [first name / surname]
  • Johnpaulsmith.ie [first name / middlename / surname]
  • John-smith.ie [first name / - / surname]
  • John-paul-smith.ie [first name / - / middlename / - / surname]
  • Johnpsmith.ie [first name / middle initial / surname]
  • John-p-smith.ie [first name / - / middle initial / - / surname]
  • Jsmith.ie [first initial / surname]
  • Jpsmith.ie [first initial / middle initial / surname]
  • Jp-smith.ie [first initial / middle initial / - / surname]
  • J-smith.ie [first initial / - / surname]
  • J-p-smith.ie [first initial / - / middle initial / - / surname]
  • Paulsmith.ie [middlename / surname]
  • Paul-smith.ie [middlename / - / surname]
  • Psmith.ie [middle initial / surname]
  • P-smith.ie [middle initial / - / surname]

Ponints to note:

  • It is NOT possible to register your surname only.
  • It is NOT possible to register your first name only.
  • It is NOT possible to register nicknames.

Check the list of supporting requirements below to ensure you can supply the right documentation.

If you are based in the republic:

  • Irish passport
  • Irish driver's licence
  • Irish revenue / social welfare document showing PPS number
  • Irish birth certificate
  • Irish marriage certificate
  • Irish utility bill (e.g.: NTL, Chorus, SKY / ESB, Airtricity / Bord Gais / Eircom / Vodafone, O2, Meteor, Three - bill pay phones only).
If you are based in Northern Ireland:
  • UK driver's licence with Northern Ireland address.
  • HM Revenue & Customs / Northern Ireland Social Security Agency document showing National Insurance number
  • Northern Ireland birth certificate
  • Northern Ireland marriage certificate
  • Northern Ireland utility bill (e.g.: NTL, Chorus, SKY, UTV Internet / NIE, Airtricity / British Gas / BT / Vodafone, O2, 3, T-Mobile, Orange, BT - bill pay phones only).

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