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More domain stats

Below are some additional statistics taken from the .ie domain database.

Number of .ie domains registered

At the end of December 2019, the total number of .ie domains in the database was 280,958.

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 50,167 .ie domains registered from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. This equates to roughly 137 new .ie registrations every day in 2019.

Total .ie domains registered at 31 December 2019 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 51.6% and self-employed at 29.9%.

Total .ie domains registered at 31 December 2019 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 115,537 followed by Cork at 22,035 representing 45.14% and 8.61% respectively of the total domains in the .ie database. Fermanagh has the lowest recorded number of registered domains at 152 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.