Smart Consumer: Domain registration con targets website owners
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland's official internet address .ie, is urging Irish consumers and business owners, particularly SMEs, to be vigilant towards an organisation posing as an Irish internet registration body.
'Internet Register Ireland' is currently targeting individuals and businesses in Ireland who have a registered .ie domain name, asking you to sign a form to update your domain and re-register your details at a cost of nearly €3,000 over three years.
The IEDR say "this service amounts to little more than an entry in a business directory listing rather than an .ie registration in the true sense". They want to remind customers that Irish internet registration services can only be carried out in Ireland by the appointed operator, which is the IEDR (www.iedr.ie).