Thought the WEBDEVers should be made aware of this.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Forum for discussion of IE domain registry
> [mailto:IEDR-FORUM at LISTSERV.HEANET.IE]On Behalf Of Michael Fagan
> Sent: 09 August 2000 17:00
> To: IEDR-FORUM at LISTSERV.HEANET.IE> Subject: Corporate Names : Rule Relaxation - Immediate Effect on 9/8/00
>> Under existing rules only one .IE domain name may be registered
> in respect of each legal entity.
>> This has caused administrative difficulties for corporate applicants
> seeking to register several .IE domain names with a view to
> protecting their commonly used corporate names and/or identity.
> Also, certain corporates with names in the Irish language have also
> experienced difficulties in acquiring English .IE domain names ( for
> export purposes to English speaking markets, for example ).
>> One of the most commonly used ways of acceptably circumventing
> the "one domain per legal entity" rule is for the applicant to acquire
> Registered Business Name(s) ( RBNs ) together with appropriate
> documentation to support the application(s). Other corporates
> utilise non-trading ( subsidiary ) companies to acquire the desired
> name for the applicant corporate.
>> Representations to, & examples given, to the IEDR demonstrate
> the unwieldiness of having to utilise the above procedures.
>> To facilitate all concerned the above circumventing procedures will
> no longer be required. Where any corporate wishes to apply for
> several .IE domain names in respect of its one Certificate of
> Incorporation it may do so subject to submission of a list of the
> names requested, on appropriate official letter heading, & signed
> by an appropriate company official.
>> Obviously common sense will be the key factor, the names applied
> for cannot be any name or word that is *not* shown on the
> Certificate of Incorporation. The sole exception would be the title
> "Group". In other words, where demonstrably applicable the word
> "Group" may be added. Where the applicant is "LTD" it may not
> show "PLC" & if it's "PLC" it may not show "LTD".
>> Conversely, names or words that *are* shown on the Certificate of
> Incorporation may be excluded.
>> For example, & craving their indulgence, let's take a Certificate of
> Incorporation relating to, say, Arthur Guinness & Co. Ltd. Under this
> relaxation the following domain names would be acceptable :
> guinness.ie ( in the real world would probably have applied under
> Trade Mark criteria )
>> Where the Certificate of Incorporation shows the name of the
> applicant corporate in Irish the English equivalent may also be
> applied for on foot of the same Certificate. Likewise, corporate
> names in English qualify for an Irish equivalent domain name.
>> Where the name(s) applied for are, in the opinion of the IEDR,
> likely to cause confusion or to be offensive, the IEDR retains the
> right to refuse such application. Obviously any such rejection may
> be appealed.
>> The above relaxations are with immediate effect.
>> This information will be reflected on our web site from tomorrow.
>> Doubtless there will be comments & suggested modifications from
> this Forum relative to the above. Any such suggestions which
> would assist to streamline the procedure further will be adopted.
>> Further amendments re solicitor's applications & Trade Mark
> applications will follow.
>> Mike Fagan
>>>>>>>> ------- End of forwarded message -------
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