More domain stats
Below are some additional statistics taken from the .ie domain database.
Number of .ie domains registered
At the end of 2018 the total number of .ie domains in the database was 262,140.
Quarterly growth of .ie domain registrations
The chart below depicts the quarterly growth of .ie domain name registrations. As evidenced in the chart, registrations have been on an upwards growth trend in recent years.
Number of new .ie registrations
There were 51,040 .ie domains registered in 2018 which was a record-breaking year. This equates to roughly 140 new .ie registrations every day in 2018 and is more than any other single year.
Total .ie domains registered at 31 December 2018 by domain holder type
When a domain is registered, we collect useful GDPR compliant information about the domain holder, specifically the type (e.g. whether they are an individual, corporate body, sole trader etc). The below chart represents the percentages of each domain holder type. It confirms that the business sector continues to be the largest class of domain holder type with companies at 52.9% and self-employed at 28.3%.
Total .ie domains registered at 31 December 2018 by county
The chart below analyses the .ie database on a county by county basis. The county with the largest number of domain names registered is Dublin at 109,368 followed by Cork at 20,524 representing 45.77% and 8.59% respectively of the total domains in the .ie database. Fermanagh has the lowest recorded number of registered domains at 139 or 0.06% of the database. In terms of population density and the level of corporate activity the breakdown of the market share is not too surprising.