Irish companies warned about bogus unsolicited letters regarding their domain names.
According to the Irish Examiner, several dozen Irish companies have received letters from a company called “Internet Register Ireland”. This company, with an address in Germany, is asking companies to sign a document updating their domains and re-registering their details. However, the small print of the document states that any firm that signs the letter will be obliged to pay EUR2,874 over the next three years in “advertisement costs”. Irish internet body the IEDR has confirmed the German-based company has no official link to Irish internet registration.
All companies should ensure that the registrar they used for their .ie domain name(s) is on the IEDR-approved list. For further information about domain registrations, please visit our Domain Registration page or contact email@example.com.