What is IEDR? -IE Domain Registry – We have been managing the .ie country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace since 1991. Our work includes protecting, supporting and promoting the online presence of all .ie domain names.
The IEDR originated in University College Dublin, however in July 2000 it became a private company. The IEDR has no shareholders, the company is owned by its members who are the directors. This structure, being limited by guarantee, is a very common one for domain registries around the world. Surpluses are not distributed, they are added to opening reserves. Directors, as per the company’s constitution, do not have a “beneficial interest“ in the reserves of the company.
Only the IEDR can administer and manage the .ie namespace. These acts are undertaken as a public service. The IEDR liaises as required with government departments, governing bodies, trade associations and abides by Internet best practice principles while still operating as an independent private company.