Fancy a fada in your web address?

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) is set to allow businesses to register “.ie” website addresses that include fadas.

A consultation process is now underway, with people able to have their say on how the system should work by entering a submission on before March 21.

Full details on how you can avail of the fada feature will then be released.

The announcement was made to tie in with this year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day.

David Curtin, CEO of the IEDR, said:

“This is the week we celebrate our national holiday and our sense of and pride in being Irish. Our language is a key part of that identity and something which distinguishes us from every other country.

“In the week of Seachtain na Gaeilge also, making ‘fada .ie domain names’ available will now provide a further opportunity for us to showcase that identity to a global online community.

“Just like .ie domain names, ‘fada .ie domain names’ will allow businesses to communicate trust, familiarity and Irish authenticity”.


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