Once you’ve decided what type of Irish domain is right for you and your business, there are still a number of other factors that you’ll want to take into account. While some of the issues that we’re going to discuss in this article may seem relatively minor, they can cause huge issues for you and your business if you don’t get them right. Make a note of them and make sure that you stop to consider them at the appropriate moment and you’ll definitely thank us later.
The first thing that you’ll want to consider when it comes to the Irish domains you are purchasing is the details that will go into the WHOIS database. This is a public register that shows the contact information of every domain owner in the world. At least, that’s what it does in theory. In practice, many companies will choose to use a shadow address or a mailing box in order to avoid exposing the contact details of one employee to the entire world.
The other thing that you’ll want to make sure you’re aware of is the date on which your domains expire and what you have to do in order to renew them. It might seem like a very obvious step but some registrars will require you to go through a manual process in order to make the renewal. If you forget or start the process too late, you run the risk of your website going offline for a significant period of time or even losing your domain altogether. Often in these cases, a competitor will swoop in and buy the domain you were using, which is an even worse outcome for your business.
Taking note of these factors and others at the outset will make managing your Irish domains a much easier experience.