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Below are some additional statistics taken from the .ie domain name database.
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Number of .ie Domains Registered
At the end of 2017 the total number of .ie domains in the database was 237,412. On a per capita basis this equates to 47 domains per 1,000 of population, comparative to that of France but behind other similar sized countries such as Denmark (233 .dk domains per 1,000 population), Norway (136 .no domains) and Lithuania (63 .lt domains).
Quarterly Growth of .ie Domain Registrations
The chart below depicts the quarterly growth of .ie domain name registrations. As is evidenced in the chart registrations have consistently been on an upwards growth trend through the years. The .ie namespace had the best quarter two ever in 2011 when, in spite of the economic environment, 10,812 domains were registered.
Number of New .ie Registrations
There were 39,523 .ie domains registered in 2017 which was the second highest year for new registrations since 2011. This equates to roughly 108 new .ie registrations every day in 2017
Total .ie Domains Registered at 31 December 2016 by Class of Registrant
The IEDR record information on all domain names that are registered. There are eight different classes of domain holder that can be registered and the below chart represents the percentages of each class within the total .ie domain database. This information confirms that the business sector continues to be the largest class of registrant with body corporates at 54.46% (2015 – 54.34%) and sole traders at 23.47% (2015 – 24.09%).
Total .ie Domains Registered at 31 December 2016 by County Profile of Registrant
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 94,224 followed by Cork at 17,192 representing 46.79% and 8.54% respectively of the total domains in the .ie database. Fermanagh has the lowest recorded number of registered domains at 150 or 0.07% of the database. In terms of population density and the level of corporate activity the breakdown of the market share is not too surprising.
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