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Irish Domain Registrations Continue Rapid Growth

IEDR logoNew .IE domain registrations increased by 9398 in the first three months of 2012, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has reported, in one of Europe’s smaller ccTLDs.

Registrations grew steadily each month at 3053, 3184 and 3161 for January, February and March respectively. The figure for Q1 represents a 12.2% increase on new registrations recorded in the previous quarter (Q4 2011), which totalled 8,694.

The figures indicate steady demand from Irish micro-businesses and sole traders for .IE domain names, the registry reported. The total number of .IE domains now stands at 177,720. In the first quarter of the year, IEDR reached another milestone with the registration of Ireland’s 175,000th .ie domain. The registrant was www.teaemporium.ie, the website of Camilla’s Tea Emporium based on Eyre Square in Galway city. The company, owned by Modestas Ramanauskas and established in 2005 specialises in selling a wide range of fine teas and coffees from around the world to customers and trade.

“We’re really pleased with the growth in .IE domain registration figures in the first three months of the year,” David Curtin, Chief Executive of the IE Domain Registry, said. “I’m delighted to see that Irish businesses are continuing to make .IE, which is one of the world’s safest and most respected domain names, part of their brand and online identity. The New Year can be a tough time for small business owners in particular, so it’s really encouraging to see that many of the new registrations came from sole traders, some of them just starting out.”

Congratulating Camilla’s Tea Emporium, David Curtin added; “We’re proud to have reached another milestone in IEDR’s twelve year history with the registration of Ireland’s 175,000th .IE domain. I’d like to congratulate the 175,000th .IE registrant TeaEmporium.ie and wish them continued success with the growth of their online business, which already benefits from a great website and an established presence in the heart of Galway.”

Europe Registry logoTo register your .IE domain name, check out Europe Registry here.

IE Registry Says Irish SMEs Slow To Realise Benefits of Internet

IEDR logoIn its inaugural Domain Name Industry Report, the Irish registry IEDR says Irish small to medium enterprises (SMEs) remain slow to realise the revenue potential of the internet. The registry believes Irish SMEs need to make greater use of internet technologies to build fully featured e-commerce websites in order to achieve greater competitive advantage online.

The report found that only two-thirds (66%) of Irish businesses had any kind of website in 2009, compared with 40 per cent in 2000. Of those, two-thirds, only one in five (21%) had e-commerce functionality on their site, a level that has grown by a marginal 3 per cent since 2000.

While slow broadband speeds and a lack of financial support were identified as inhibitors to SME growth online, the report urges small firms to take action, upgrade their websites and tap into the 24 hour sales channel that is the Internet. To highlight the issue, IEDR has announced it will provide a €100,000 e-commerce fund for ten Irish SMEs to develop or upgrade their web presence, details of which will be announced early next year.

But while Irish business has been slow to take advantage of the internet, the registry is keen to report that new registrations have grown by an average of 37 per cent per annum over the previous five years, albeit from a low base.

The report shows there were a total of 145,653 registrations, which works out at 31 domain names per 1,000 people. This is quite a low rate of registrations when compared to many other European countries such as the Netherlands with the highest rate of domain names per person in the world at 237 domains per 1,000 people.

Compared to other ccTLDs in Europe, it is behind Germany (.DE), the world’s largest ccTLD with 167 registrations per 1,000 people, United Kingdom (.UK – 138), Belgium (.BE – 101), France (.FR – 27), Sweden (.SE – 107), Portugal (.PT – 33) and Italy (.IT – 33).

Within Ireland though, .IE domain names accounted for an estimated two in five (41%) of all domain names registered while .COM names accounted for 29.5 per cent. In total, other gTLDs accounted for 44.7 per cent of registrations and .EU for 14.3 per cent of registrations.

Unsurprisingly, the report found that the county of Dublin had the highest number of .IE domain name registrations with 44 per cent, or 64,788, of all registrations.

To download the inaugural .IE Domain Name Industry report, click here.

Europe Registry logoTo register your .IE domain name, check out Europe Registry here.

Irish Registry Warns of "Internet Register Ireland" Scam

IEDR logoA company operating under the name “Internet Register Ireland” is contacting Irish businesses with .IE domain names by post and fax soliciting domain holders to register their domain name with them the registry for .IE domain names, IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has warned. Continue reading Irish Registry Warns of "Internet Register Ireland" Scam

Irish Registry Warns of “Internet Register Ireland” Scam

IEDR logoA company operating under the name “Internet Register Ireland” is contacting Irish businesses with .IE domain names by post and fax soliciting domain holders to register their domain name with them the registry for .IE domain names, IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has warned.

The notice from “Internet Register Ireland” requests you to fill out their form and return it to them signed. It should be noted that they charge an excessive fee of approx €958 for the registration of your domain name in their database. The “Internet Register Ireland” previously operated the same practice in Ireland in late November 2006 and has been operating similar schemes throughout Europe and Canada throughout the past year.

IEDR would like to reassure all .IE registrants that no such organisation has been authorised to act on behalf of the IEDR.

Europe Registry logoTo register your .IE domain names, check out Europe Registry here.

.IE Domain Registrations Grow Slowly

IEDR logoRegistrations of .IE (Ireland) domain names grew 2.2 per cent in the year to end March 2009 according to figures released last week by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR). While registrations for March totalled 3,686, the highest number recorded in a single month over the past year, and the total number of .IE domains now stands at over 141,000, the figures are low by international standards.

Restrictive registration requirements and a low profile mean the strong growth despite the global financial crisis seen in most other top level domains around the world has not happened with .IE. Indeed, unusually among TLDs .IE registrations actually declined in quarter one 2010 when compared to the same quarter in 2009.

IEDR has put a positive spin on the registrations figures with David Curtin, Chief Executive of the IE Domain Registry, saying “It’s very encouraging indeed to have ended the first quarter with renewed growth in .IE domain registrations and a very solid performance in March, with registrations up 2.2 per cent in March year on year and up 15.4 per cent on the previous month.

“The decline in registration volumes at the beginning of the year was not unexpected given the tough and testing economic conditions Irish businesses are and continue to operate under, particularly SMEs.”

Europe Registry logoTo register your .IE domain name, check out Europe Registry here.

.IE domain names selling like hotcakes

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), which manages .ie web domain names for Ireland, said that registrations rose 29pc in 2007. A non-profit organisation, the IEDR said it posted turnover of €2.3m in 2007, and a surplus of €523,000. During the year, the IEDR relaxed registration rules to allow individuals to register personal .ie domains.

Even as an individual registering a .IE domain name you still must send in requirements that meet registry requirments. As stated in past articles at domain pulse they are one of the safest domain names on the internet. IEDR registry have set up so many different catergories to register your .IE domain name the list can be found :


My experience with the registry is that they are very organized very friendly and extremely efficient this would explain the high success that IEDR has reached.

To read the initial article : http://www.independent.ie/business/world/big-rise-in-ie-domain-names-1430019.html

IEDR reigns king of domains

In recent weeks, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) passed the 100,000 mark in the number of .ie domains registered. is chief executive of the IEDR. You describe the IEDR as a ‘managed’ registry. What does this mean versus the general ‘.com’ domain? We have controls in place to ensure the person or firm applying for a specific .ie domain versus a .com domain is entitled to that address.

This means there is less likelihood of cybercrime and fraud emerging from Ireland.

The ease by which you can obtain a .com domain address means you can’t be certain of who is behind that address; they are more anonymous and impossible to identify.

A recent study by McAfee found that when it comes to domains, people are more likely to submit their email to addresses they trust and on this factor Ireland comes out favourably.

The result is that a .ie address is considered a safer place to be for kids and consumers than a .com one.

Original article : http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/a-registrar-who-reigns-as-king-of-his-domain-1398734.html