IEDR CEO: “The increase in registrations in Tipperary shows that local businesses have the confidence and willingness to invest in their online presence and digital processes.”
712 new .ie domains were registered in Tipperary in 2017, according to new figures in the latest edition of the dot ie Domain Profile Report, published today by IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, .ie.
The tally for Tipperary is an increase of 28 percent on the previous year. 7,347 new .ie domains were registered in Munster in 2017, an increase of 19 percent on the previous year.
2017 was the strongest year on record for the .ie database overall. 39,523 new .ie domains were registered in 2017, a 14 percent increase on 2016. There are now 237,412 .ie domains in the database, a 7 percent increase on the previous year end and an almost 30 percent increase on five years ago.
Commenting on the report, David Curtin, Chief Executive of IEDR, said: “The .ie domain remains the preferred online address and a powerful digital tool for businesses,
“Online address registrations are often
“However, we still have a lot of work to do. According to IEDR’s most recent dot ie Digital Health Index, two-thirds of Irish SMEs with websites cannot process online payments, while 1 in 5
“To improve Ireland’s digital capabilities, we are calling on the Government to collaborate with industry and roll out a national campaign focused on teaching micro-businesses essential digital skills. Robust broadband for rural communities must also be
IEDR anticipates continued growth nationwide in 2018 as registration of .ie online addresses becomes easier and faster. After March 2018, any individual or business with a provable connection to Ireland will be able to register any available .ie online address on a first-come, first-served basis.
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