Ok, I did it, against all my better judgement I went an registered PutPlace.ie today. What did it cost?
You are having a laugh? Shurely, shome mishtake?
PutPlace.tv : â‚¬28.07
PutPlace.co.uk: â‚¬14.07 (for two years!)
PutPlace.us : â‚¬5.60
But lets look at a comparable sized nation like Belgium.
PutPlace.be : â‚¬12.27
The only other country with a pricing policy as cracked as the IEDR seems to be Denmark, where the domains cost upwards of â‚¬40 euro.
And for what? The spurious value of having a “valid” .ie domain. Unfortunately not a single person outside of the staff at the IEDR and the poor saps like me who register domains have any clue that a .ie domain is any more “valid” or “genuine” than any other domain you might register. So the whole effort is wasted except that it fills the IEDR coffers with cash.
I would love to hear from anybody who has chosen to pay or not pay for a service based on the fact that the domain had .ie at the end of it?
Update: looks like Blacknight may be adding to the heat here,Â Stephen McCarron of Hosting365 comments,
October 25th, 2007 at 3:55 pm eHey Joe,
I think you went to the wrong shop – we charge just â‚¬25.95 per year (ex VAT).