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on February 28th, 2012

Government regulation is top issue facing domain market in 2012

21% of those surveyed think government regulation is biggest issue in domain market this year. Domain investors think government regulation is the top issue facing the domain name market in 2012.

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on January 17th, 2012

IEDR Sponsors Young Scientist Awards

The IE Domain Registry were delighted to be a partner of the 2012 Young Scientist Awards which were held last week in The RDS, Dublin. Now in their 48th year the awards have consistently grown and this year were attended by over 40,000 people over the three days. Mark Kelly and Eric Doyle from Synge Street CBS, Dublin, claimed the top award with their research based on a famous mathematical problem that also included a way to help keep satellites more closely on their expected path. The winners of the IEDR Special Award in Social and Behavioural Sciences were Lisa Maher and…

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on January 4th, 2012

IEDR records 12.9% net growth in .ie domains for 2011

– Number of .ie registrations at end 2011 was 173,145 – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, today reported its registration statistics for 2011 which show continued growth for Ireland’s top level internet domain. Overall the total number of .ie domains grew by 12.9% net in 2011 to 173,145 at year end. In line with trends experienced in previous years, registration levels were stronger in the first six months of 2011 with 20,995 registrations recorded between January and June, and 18,403 registrations in the second half of the year. Therefore, new registrations…

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on December 20th, 2011

IEDR Chairman Honoured by the Royal Irish Academy

Professor John O. Scanlan, Chairman of the IE Domain Registry was awarded one of Ireland’s highest academic honours on Friday, 16th December. The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn, TD, presented the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal to Professor John O. Scanlan in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Engineering Sciences. The Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals acclaim Ireland’s foremost contributors to the world of learning and science. The Gold Medals are awarded to two outstanding academics each year and are recognised as a truly national expression of celebration for scholarly achievement. Professor William Schabas was also awarded…

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on November 15th, 2011

16 of 20 Spiders Winners Use .ie

16 of the 20 winners of the 2011 Spiders Awards used .ie domains. Presented by comedian Dara O’Briain the ceremony was held in the Convention Centre, Dublin and as always each category was hotly contested. Now in their 16th year the awards not only reward Irish businesses and community organisations but also recognise individuals for their creativity and innovation. The Spiders provide an important opportunity to showcase online excellence and are considered a noteworthy measure of distinction and merit in web-based business strategies. Speaking after the awards IEDR CEO David Curtin noted “The IE Domain Registry is delighted to continue a…

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on September 30th, 2011

Jerry Kennelly wins Overall Dot ie Net Visionary 2011

– 14 Companies Announced as Winners in the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards – The Irish Internet Association (“IIA”) this evening announced Jerry Kennelly of Tweak.com as the Overall Net Visionary Winner in the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards. Also announced this evening were the winners in 14 individual categories, all of whom were decided by public vote. The Awards, now in their 13th year took place in the prestigious Wintergarden at the National Gallery of Ireland – perfectly befitting a celebration of the creativity and genius of the industry. Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the Irish Internet Association commented: “This has been a great…