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David Curtin
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on May 20th, 2019

It’s a process, not a crisis

“This upwards trend is also a good indicator of regional economic growth’, David Curtin, our Chief Executive  quoted in TechPro 1st May 2019.                

David Curtin
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on May 9th, 2019

Press: New .ie domains to go on sale for the first time

Press release: post.ie, coop.ie and aero.ie domains to go on sale for the first time this week. IE Domain Registry will make the domains available to qualifying trademark holders from 8 May Following this restricted phase, domains that are still available will be open for registration by the general public IE Domain Registry CEO: “The release of these three domains will provide Irish businesses and organisations with an exciting opportunity to improve their brand presence with a memorable and compelling web address.” The post.ie, coop.ie and aero.ie domains will go on sale for the first time from 8 May, IE…

David Curtin
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on May 9th, 2019

Introducing an Alternative Process to Dispute Resolution

A new process provided by the IE Domain Registry will make it faster and more affordable for Irish SMEs to dispute registration and use of .ie domains IE Domain Registry’s “alternative dispute resolution process” will be introduced on 1 July 2019 New process, which focuses on independent, neutral mediation, will make it easier, faster and more affordable for parties to dispute a .ie domain Burden of proof will be on the complainant, as .ie registrants will have already met criteria for .ie domain registration IE Domain Registry CEO says new process built on principles of “fair play and a fair…

David Curtin
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on April 30th, 2019

Brexit can inspire a sea-change in Ireland’s attitude to digital business

The UK’s vote to leave the EU had an immediate, devastating economic effect on many Irish industries. To take just one example, by the end of 2016, six months after the referendum, around 10% of all Irish mushroom farms had gone out of business. Their total reliance on the value of sterling, which nosedived, meant their profit margins vanished almost overnight. Since then, other UK-dependent Irish businesses have either scaled back investment plans or, along the Border, folded completely. Many have long-established, hard-won relationships with British customers, suppliers and retailers built up over decades. However, restricted market access, tariffs and…

David Curtin
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on April 29th, 2019

E-Commerce – Still Some Way to Go

“Still Some Distance to Travel” – Irish Times Business Ireland Magazine, 24th April 2019 Irish companies still have a way to go on their e-commerce journey, according to research carried out by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR). “From our research in the SME Digital Health Index 2018, we know that three quarters of SMEs have a website, but how do they use them?” asks Chief Executive David Curtin. “Ninety-five per cent have at the very least a basic description of their services. An encouraging trend is that 73 per cent have mobile-optimised websites, up from just half last year.” Despite…

David Curtin
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on November 23rd, 2017

Founding Ireland’s Internet Policy Forum – a call to action

Against a backdrop of conflicting EU and US regulatory frameworks, IEDR chief executive David Curtin sets out the case for Ireland’s new Internet Policy Forum announced at Internet Day on 26 October Ireland is in a uniquely difficult position, caught in the crosshairs between opposing US and European systems of regulation and business practice. The opposing regulatory cultures of free speech and privacy are fundamentally incompatible. We are home to nine of the top ten global software companies and nine of the top fifteen internet companies, collectively employing tens of thousands of people. Their business is data—our data, and our…