High demand for traditional top-level domains (TLDs) and their speculative secondary markets have led to a scarcity of industry-relevant names for active entrepreneurs. It created a dilemma in naming the industry, especially in the case of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in terms of getting names relevant to their business. This situation resulted in the emergence of new types of generic domain names. We refer to these domains as modern TLDs. Modern TLDs can be categorized into two classes according to the restriction placed on the registration of such domain names on the free market. The first class of TLDs belongs to the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) and the second class is generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are top-level domains that are typically used or reserved for a country or sovereign state. Therefore, it cannot be used by an entrepreneur who is outside the territory of the nation where a country code is assigned. For instance, ccTLDs like .de (Germany), .ca(Canada), .ie(Ireland) shall not be registered by an entrepreneur residing outside the countries mentioned. To be clear, a person living in China cannot register a .de domain name to do business in Germany.
But there is an informal exception to that practice. For example, ccTLDs .io and .ai are an exception to this rule. The .io domain is a ccTLD of the British Indian Ocean, and .ai is the ccTLD of Anguilla. However, these domain names can be registered by any individual or organisation worldwide. Taking advantage of this opportunity, numerous technology companies are using these names as their TLDs around the world due to prevailing ambiguities. These domain names are costly nowadays and heavily traded in secondary domain markets as other traditional TLDs. This is mainly due to the fact that some tech MNEs are using it for their digital presence. In reality, this makes a bandwagon effect for such domain names in the secondary market, although it has no rational significance. People have a pseudo assumption that ‘ai’ is for artificial intelligence and ‘io’ is for ‘input/output’. If you are passionate about the domain market dynamism, you can observe a lot of such irrational practices in the domain name industry (check out the domain names sold in secondary markets and their prices!).
The important fact that even if we use some ccTLDs in a pseudo sense, we are likely to follow the rules and regulations of the countries where these domains originate. If disputes or other legal issues arise, we are not in a position to secure top-level generic domain privileges in such a situation. Compared to ccTLDS, gTLD is safer for global enterprises as it is not regulated by any sovereign state. However, gTLDs are also categorized as restricted and unrestricted domain extensions. Some extensions are dedicated to certain industries, but most domains in the category are open to all.
Our attention is currently focused on the gTLD .irish. The .irish domains are relatively new to the segment and rapidly developing its demand among Irish entrepreneurs. This is an unrestricted domain name and has all the privileges of classic top-level domain names. The .irish domain names also fall under the scope of the True Name. TrueName domains are domain names that protect against phishing and domain fraud using the Donuts Registry’s proprietary homogeneous blocking technology. This protection actively prevents bad actors from registering similar or look-a-like domains frequently used to deceive users online while taking advantage of your brand/domain name.
The .irish domain name extension is focused on the Irish community worldwide. In fact, the ccTLD assigned to Ireland is .ie. Most Irish entrepreneurs and subsidiaries of multinationals use their name with .ie extension to do business in Ireland. However, the .ie domains are limited to Ireland-based entrepreneurs and have a limited scope for potential entrepreneurs who concentrate the Irish community worldwide. The .irish domain name fills this gap as gTLD and is suitable for startups that target 80 million Irish ethnic people around the world.
.irish domain names are relatively cheap to register in comparison to the ccTLD .ie. The domain name .irish also gained prominence after the post Brexit deal as many European companies are launching their subsidiary in Ireland. So, in a nutshell, .irish domain can be used to target consumers within the national borders of Ireland and the world’s Irish community as well.
We have an extensive portfolio of domain names with .irish extension based on exact matching short industry keywords. All our .irish domain names are significant for Irish entrepreneurs or those who wish to take part in the Irish economy. Our current .irish portfolio consists of domains similar to keywords that are sold in the secondary market for the amazing price from 5 to 7 digits. Since our intention is not a windfall gain, we value our domains at very low prices under our policy. This is a great opportunity for Irish entrepreneurs and investors, as well as other entrepreneurs targeting a growing European economy such as Ireland. It would also be a great idea for global domainers to make long-term investments with minimal investments.
Below are some of our gTLDs with .irish extensions. The domain tagline gives the underlying startup idea for each name. The tagline of each domain name can be read from right to left (e.g. The tagline of the domain name university.irish is “Irish University”).