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on April 19th, 2015

91% of Irish SME websites cannot process sales

– IEDR research finds majority of Irish SMEs not ‘e-commerce enabled’-  – IEDR’s OPTIMISE Fund 2015 launched to help SMEs be e-commerce ready – 91% of Irish SME websites cannot process sales online, according to new research published today. The initial findings of research commissioned by IEDR, the company which manages Ireland’s .ie domain registry, finds that the vast majority of Irish businesses are not equipped to take and process consumer sales online. The research comes as IEDR today, 20 April 2015, launched its OPTIMISE Fund 2015, which supports Irish SMEs and Micro-Enterprises in enhancing their existing online presence and…

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on March 26th, 2015

IEDR selects PR360 as its new public relations partner

IE Domain Registry Ireland Limited (‘IEDR’), Ireland’s domain registry, has appointed PR360 as its retained public relations partner following a competitive tender. PR360 will manage IEDR’s corporate public relations and public affairs activities. IEDR, which this year will celebrate its 15th anniversary, maintains Ireland’s registry of .ie domains on behalf of the Irish and international Internet community. The .ie domain name is Ireland’s national web address, identifying websites with a .ie domain as Irish in a global context, and local in an Irish context. PR360 is one of Ireland’s fastest-growing public relations firms, with an expanding portfolio of blue-chip clients…

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on January 26th, 2015

IEDR calls on SMEs to apply for 2015 OPTIMISE programme launched by Minister for Communications, Alex White, T.D.

– Offline businesses eligible to apply this year – 60 SMEs benefit to date – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official Internet address .ie, today announced that its OPTIMISE e-Commerce Website Development programme will help a further 15 small firms to improve their e-commerce capabilities in 2015. Calling on Irish SMEs to apply, IEDR has opened the OPTIMISE programme for the first time to applications from small businesses operating entirely offline, i.e. without a web presence. The announcement was made at a ceremony addressed by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White…

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on November 3rd, 2014

IEDR Deploy DNSSEC for .ie

IEDR are pleased to announce the deployment of DNS security extensions (DNSSEC) for the .ie country code top level domain (ccTLD).  This protocol will enable service providers to offer additional security for DNS transactions for .ie domain holders, their customers and the internet at large.  DNSSEC provides data origin authentication and data integrity verification to the global domain name system through the use of public key cryptographic signatures.  It prevents many potential attack vectors via the unsecured DNS. This deployment is the culmination of research and development starting in 2010, designing and building the IEDR DNSSEC infrastructure in 2011 and today the…

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on October 23rd, 2014

2014 Web Awards Winners Announced

The 2014 Web Awards were presented at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on the 22nd October. The Awards are held annually to recognise people who do great things on the web. The awards are judged transparently and are open to entry to anyone in Ireland. Featuring a vast range of categories the Web Awards promise to let you ‘fall in love with the web again’ and is a unique awards night which avoids standing on ceremony to allow for a greater focus on the winners and the industry in general. The Web Awards is the sister ceremony of the Social Media Awards and the Blog Awards….

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on September 29th, 2014

Dot IE Net Visionary Award 2014 Winners Announced

– 16 Companies and Individuals Announced as Winners in the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards – At a banquet in Smock Alley on Friday evening The Irish Internet Association (“IIA”) announced the winners of the 2014 Dot ie Net Visionary Awards. Mark Little, founder of Storyful was crowned the Overall Net Visionary Winner. Now in their 16th year the Net Visionary Awards are designed to recognise the very best of the Irish Internet Industry. As ever the Awards featured some interesting categories and five individual awards were decided by a public vote, with the remaining  categories being chosen by an independent judging panel….