" />

Ireland’s .IE domain returns after weekend issues

Ireland’s .IE domain returns after weekend issues

It’s considered one of the most trusted national domains in the world but for much of the weekend Ireland’s .IE top level domain was partially inaccessible.

While .IE domains still resolved owners found that since around 3pm on Saturday they were unable to renew their domains and the system was unable to register new ones.  This was one of the longest outages the IEDR had suffered.

Services returned at 6am on Monday.

Irish domain registers, such as Blacknight and Letshost, spent much of the weekend reassuring their customers, on Twitter and Facebook, by relaying IEDR messages that a solution was being worked on.

In a statement, below, the IEDR said it provided domain registrars with regular updates but gave no reason for the outage.  The IEDR’s own site was down during the outage.

The IEDR’s full statement

“Over the weekend the IEDR experienced issues in handling new transactions such as registrations and renewals. The team at the IEDR moved quickly to resolve these issues and services resumed at 6:00am this morning. All websites ending in .ie continued to operate as normal throughout the weekend and while work on the issue is continuing, it is expected to be resolved without disruption to users of .ie websites.

On becoming aware of the problem the IEDR advised its Registrars and has provided them with regular status updates. The IEDR also ensured that no .ie websites due for renewal during the period were suspended for reasons of non-payment, thereby ensuring continuity of service for all .ie domain holders.”

The IEDR’s last planned outage was scheduled for September 5.

View Comments (3)


  1. Pingback: IEDR To Go Offline Again This Evening

  2. Pingback: IEDR To Offer More Frequent Zone Reloads

  3. Pingback: Google.ie Hijacked?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).

More in Business


Designing, Aligning & Timing Company Logos

Tim HinchliffeOctober 21, 2016
maternity leave

LUCY eases the burden of unpaid maternity leave for expecting families

Tim HinchliffeOctober 19, 2016
team usa

Team USA Olympic athletes learn to channel competition for entrepreneurship

Tim HinchliffeOctober 18, 2016
business roi

How to track your business ROI through blog traffic and social media conversion

Guest ContributorOctober 15, 2016
agency industry

Does the Rise of Digital Products Spell the Death of the Agency Industry Model?

Guest ContributorOctober 14, 2016
cloud server

Why cloud server hosting is essential for small business owners

Guest ContributorOctober 13, 2016

Kaigo Health PCAs ‘dedicated to erasing complexities in healthcare system’

Tim HinchliffeOctober 12, 2016

Publicize Zero launches to open-up PR to 100 million potential startups

Tim HinchliffeOctober 4, 2016

Branching out your business: 5 simple tips for growth hacking your brand

Guest ContributorSeptember 25, 2016