What is a valid reason for wanting a domain name?

by on October 13, 2010

Q: Hi all
I am trying to register a .ie domain

I’m not part of a company of any kind. I am just a regular john doe trying to register a domain.

This domain will cost me about 30 so I don’t want to waste my money on a domain name like www.MyName.ie so I have decided that the domain I will register should be a name that might be worth something in the future.

I will use this domain for training myself on wed design, emails, hosting, PHP scripts and so on.

Now the IDER is looking for me to make a clam to the domain. They need a signed letter from me saying why I want this domain name.

The domain name I am trying to get is www.AttribComputers.ie

I need to have a valued reason for wanting this domain name but the only reason I have is that I like the name.

So my question is

What can I say that will class as a valid reason for wanting this name and allows me to have a clam over this domain or is there something I can do to give myself a clam over this domain name.

2 Responses to “What is a valid reason for wanting a domain name?”

    Not knowing the domain my suggestion would be to be honest. Say you are learning how to create websites and your long term goal is to turn it into a business.

    I would argue that a .ie domain will never be valuable though especially with all the talk of other more memorable extensions coming out.

    Also keep in mind that the most valuable domains right now (google, amazon, etc) had no real value until marketing experts got involved and brought name recognition to the names.


    IDER is pretty restrictive with regards to the .ie top level domain.

    See: http://www.iedr.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=63 for the requirements for a .ie domain

    If you just want a site to play around with, I suggest saving your money and going through a main registrar and just buying a .com/.net/.org for like 5 pounds.

    If you want some help coming up with a domain name, I suggest http://www.bustaname.com/