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Our History

We were formed in 2000 as a spinout from University College Dublin. Some key milestones in our history are listed below.

2018
9 May 2018
250,000th domain registered
9 May 2018
29% increase in new registrations between 2017 and 2018
9 May 2018
Digital Town initiative launched
2016
8 May 2016
Domains with fadas introduced
8 May 2016
1 and 2 letter domains introduced
8 May 2016
The right to sell a domain introduced
8 May 2016
Strategic Development fund created to promote expansion and protection of the .ie namespace
2015
9 May 2015
First edition of the Digital Health Index published
7 May 2015
First edition of the .ie Domain Profile Report published
6 May 2015
Internet Day celebrated for the first time in Ireland
6 May 2015
200,000th domain registered
2014
9 May 2014
Policy Advisory Committee formed, comprising Registrars and key industry stakeholders
2011
9 May 2011
OPTIMISE Fund, an e-commerce programme for SMEs, launched
2010
9 May 2010
150,000th domain registered
2005
9 May 2005
50,000 domains now registered
2002
9 May 2002
David Curtin appointed as Chief Executive Officer
2000
9 May 2000
IE Domain Registry founded as a spin out from University College Dublin following the passing of the e-Commerce Act 2000