Application Services



FileSender is a web based application that allows authenticated users to securely and easily send arbitrarily large files to other users. Authentication of users is provided through Edugate. Users without an account can be sent an upload voucher by an authenticated user. FileSender is developed to the requirements of the higher education and research community. More details and logon info...

.ie Registration

HEAnet member institutions may register two second-level domain names under the .ie domain for no additional charge. The member insitution completes the appropriate form at and nominates HEAnet as the billing contact. HEAnet can offer member institutions a discounted rate for additional .ie domain name registrations.


HEAnet provides a DNS service for HEAnet customers based on high availability primary and secondary nameservers. This service is ideal for small organisations which do not have the resources themselves to operate nameservers and maintain DNS information.

Mailing Lists

Any HEAnet member institution may avail of this service to run electronic discussion lists of relevance to the Irish education and research community. This service enables academics to collaborate on projects via email. The HEAnet Listserv Server was the first IPv6-enabled Listserv in the world. A directory of lists is maintained at More details and registration info...

Usenet News

HEAnet provide a full USENET news service to clients in both IPv6 and IPv4. Our USENET service is fully customisable, and we can filter newsgroups in partnership with clients. HEAnet also provide Newsgroups local to the HEAnet news-server, viewable only by HEAnet clients and not part of USENET. This is currently being used to provide intersociety news-feeds between HEAnet member institutions and the Networking Societies RedBrick, TCD Netsoc and Skynet.

DANTE and TERENA join forces to become the GÉANT Association

HEAnet News

TERENA and DANTE have joined forces to become the GÉANT Association.

100,000 student logins per day processed by Edugate

HEAnet News

HEAnet's Edugate federated access system usage has increased three fold in the past 12 months and now processes up to 100,000 logins per day.

HEAnet National Conference 2014

Registration is now Open

We invite you to join us at HEAnet's 2014 National Conference "Networking Topologies for the Future", which will take place on 5th - 7th November 2014 at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork.

New Mobile Broadband Agreement

HEAnet News

HEAnet has a new agreement with Meteor to provide mobile broadband for students and staff in HEAnet client institutions.