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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…

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on September 28th, 2011

Recipients of IE Domain Registry’s €100,000 OPTIMISE Fund announced

National Leprechaun Museum and Paul Carberry Racewear among 10 businesses to benefit from €10,000 each  –  Fund established by IEDR to help SMEs address findings of IEDR report which revealed only 2/3 of Irish businesses are online and of those only 21% are transactional – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official Internet address .ie, today announced the ten recipients of the company’s €100,000 OPTIMISE Fund at a presentation attended by guest of honour, An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore T.D. at the official opening of the company’s new office in Dun Laoghaire. The OPTIMISE Fund will enable the owners…

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on July 14th, 2011

Annual Report Shows IEDR Continued to Perform Strongly in 2010

– Financial position consolidated – 10th year of registration growth – operating profit up 50% – Highlights: 2010 new .ie domain registrations were 36,587 (37,055 in 2009) Total .ie domains increased by 12.9% year-on-year to 153,419 Registration fee income increased by 9.7% to €2.56 million Registry operating costs up by 1.6% Operating profit up 50% to €582,639 .ie increased market share by 1.6% to 41.5% (compared to .com and .eu) 150,000th .ie domain registration milestone passed McAfee security survey reported .ie namespace remained in the top five safest in the world. The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the not-for-profit public organisation that manages Ireland’s…

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on July 11th, 2011

.ie Registration Growth Continues with Highest Quarter and Single Month

– Highest quarterly number of .ie domains registered in Quarter 2 2011 – 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 reached their highest ever total for a three month period.  10,812 .ie domains were registered in Quarter 2 2011, a 6.8% increase on the corresponding quarter last year. This growth was aided by the highest ever single month for registrations occurring in May 2011, with over 4,000 new .ie domains being created. The IEDR’s quarterly registrations report shows that the total number of .ie…

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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…