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on June 8th, 2011

IEDR takes part in World IPv6 Day

– IPv6 enabled on www.iedr.ie – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, today took part in a global scale test of IPv6, sponsored by the Internet Society. IEDR joined Google, Facebook, Yahoo, HEAnet and other major organisations in enabling their online services on IPv6 for a 24 hour ‘Test Flight’. The goal of World IPv6 Day is to motivate key stakeholder organisations in the global Internet community to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out. IPv6 provides over four billion Internet addresses and while it is already…

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on May 9th, 2011

IEDR supports Getting Irish Business Online Campaign

– Latest initiative brings to €350,000 the investment by IEDR this year in encouraging Irish SMEs online – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, today announced its support for a new campaign calledGetting Irish Business Online, a major initiative welcomed by Government and launched by An Taoiseach to encourage Irish companies online. The initiative will provide businesses with an easy-to-use package on how to register and set up their first website using free customisable website templates, with advice on business e-mail set-up. To support the campaign, IEDR has announced it will reduce the…

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on May 4th, 2011

IEDR launches OPTIMISE €100,000 E-Commerce Website Development Fund

10 Irish SMEs will get support to value of €10,000 each  –  Fund launched after IEDR Report finds that only 2/3 of Irish businesses are online, only 21% of Irish websites have transactional capabilities – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, today launched OPTIMISE, a new e-commerce website development fund for Irish SMEs worth €100,000.  The OPTIMISE fund is one of a number of initiatives to mark the tenth anniversary of the organisation which manages the .ie domain in the interests of the Irish internet community. The OPTIMISE fund will enable ten…

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on April 7th, 2011

.ie Quarterly Registrations Exceed 10,000 for the First Time

– Registrations increase 5.5% Quarter-on-Quarter – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie today reported that registrations for Ireland’s top level domain exceeded 10,000 in a three month period for the first time. Registrations for Quarter 1 2011 were 10,183 which represents a 5.5% increase on the corresponding quarter last year and an 18.5% increase on registrations in the last quarter of 2010. The total number of .ie domains now stands at 160,000. The IEDR’s quarterly registrations report reveals steady demand from Irish sole traders and limited companies, that together account for over…

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on January 19th, 2011

IEDR records 12.9% growth in .ie domains for 2010

– Number of .ie registrations at end 2010 was 153,419 – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, today reported that the total number of .ie domains grew by 12.9% net in 2010 to 153,419 at 31st December. New registrations for the final quarter of 2010 were marginally up by 0.7% on the same period in the previous year to 8,593 bringing total new .ie registrations for the year to 36,587, making it the strongest performing Q4 in the IEDR’s ten year history. While total 2010 registrations are down slightly on 2009 by 1.3%,…

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on November 26th, 2010

First Domain Name Industry Report Published by IEDR

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official internet address .ie, today published its inaugural Domain Name Industry report, marking the Registry’s 10th anniversary. The report provides the first account of its kind in Ireland of the .ie namespace and the Irish domain market. It is set in the context of the global domain name market and Ireland’s Internet ecosystem, and will be published annually as a resource for Internet industry leaders and policy makers. The key finding from the report is that Irish SMEs remain slow to realise the revenue potential of the Internet. Irish SMEs need…