Registrars Group Campaigns To Transform .ie Namespace
According to Siliconrepublic.com, a new Irish-based group comprised of domain name and web
hosting providers are making plans to rally against the alleged restrictive policies set forth by
the .ie Domain Registry or IEDR. The meeting will take place on the morning of March 30, Friday, in
a Dublin hotel.
The aforementioned group calls for a makeover of the existing .ie domain space. Led
by ".ie" registrars WebWorld.ie and SpiralHosting.com, the group spokesman stated that
they see the current policies as "excessive and draconian".
It is the group's objective to give Irish people to have an easier time registering
Irish domain names at a more affordable rate.
There has been an email related to the meeting was sent to every ".ie" domain
registrars – the mail describes that the meeting served as an open forum to determine if
the current ".ie" registration policy has gone overboard in terms of strictness, as well
as topics relating to the security, costs, and working relationships involving
registrars and the IEDR.
According to the spokesman, the current domain name registration process in Ireland
is being described by businesses as "an unnecessary inconvenience" and a "barrier to
growth." He also criticized the security of the system.