The dot Irish are coming! the .Irish are coming
The new gTLD .Irish has been delegated, this means that the string or name .Irish has been added to the root zone / the database of domain names that can be registered by the general public.
Whilst there is no firm date for the launch of dot Irish it is anticipated that this will take place within the next 12 weeks, that means .Irish will definitely become available on or before St Patricks Day 2015.
ICANN’s IANA department is the body responsible for receiving requests to delegate domains in the DNS root zone. The delegation process results in the Name server (NS) records being placed in the Domain Name System (DNS) root zone to make the domain active. This then allows the registry operator to start the process of bringing the registry into production.
The current technical data available for .Irish as of 2.December.2014 is as follows;-
|Host Name||IP Address(es)|
URL for registration services: http://www.dotirish.com
WHOIS Server: whois.afilias-srs.net
Record last updated 2014-12-02. Registration date 2014-11-06.
The above outline of NS / DNS is not an exact description of the system from a technical srandpoint. For those interested in learning more about the Domain Name System we recommend the following excellent resources;-
http://www.norid.no/dns/slik-virker-dns2.en.html – a one page guide from the Norwegian Registry operators UNINETT Norid AS
A humorous video from the Norwegian Registry (in Norwegian as you might expect… lol)