Since 19 November 2016, it has been possible to buy the right to use a .ie domain. This page explains the details behind it, how the process works and includes some FAQs
The buyer will need to show: - A real connection to the island of Ireland
This is a wonderful opportunity for any lingerie retailer to acquire a brand that is memorable and powerful. "Linger.ie" gives any company an instant brand boost or recognition.
Examples for well-known brands/companies which acquired and actively use such domains are:
Apple (Itun.es, Researche.rs), Google (Goo.gl, Ro.me, Googli.ng, Kro.me), Microsoft (So.cl, Bi.ng), Yahoo! (Flic.kr), HP (Gr.am), Instagram (Instagr.am), Bitly (Bit.ly), SocialFlow (Trib.al), Maytag (Mayt.ag), Mcafee (Mcaf.ee), Zynga (Zyn.ga), Hasbro (Hasb.ro), Gemalto (Gemal.to), Philips (Phili.ps), Petrobras (Petrobr.as), Bemis (Bem.is), Gannett Company (Ganne.tt), Michelin (Michel.in), Zoopla (Zoop.la), Nintendo (Ninten.do), Zulily Inc (Zuli.ly), The Orvis Company (Orv.is), Avanade Holdings (Avana.de), Mmodal Services (Mmod.al), Youtube (Youtu.be), Netflix (Movi.es), TIME Magazine (Ti.me), Huffington Post (Huffpo.st), NY Times (Nyt.ms), iThemes (iThem.es), Virgin Group (Virg.in), Bill Gates (b-gat.es), Wordpress’s founder Matt Mullenweg (ma.tt, nav.al, gir.ly), Digg’s founder Kevin Rose (kevinro.se), Blo.gs (acquired by Yahoo!), Delicio.us (acquired by Yahoo!), Frid.ge (acquired by Google), Mi.lk (acquired by Google), Love.ly (acquired by Quotidian Ventures), Answe.rs (acquired by Answers.com), Pengu.in (acquired by Shutterfly.com), Famo.us (acquired by Famous Industries), Gr.ee (acquired by Gree.jp), Soci.al (acquired by Social.com).