Domain Profile Report

The dot ie Domain Profile Report examines the makeup of the .ie domain database

Key findings of the January 2018 dot ie Domain Profile Report include:

– 2017 was a record-breaking year: 39,523 new domains were registered – an average of 108 every day

– There are now 237,412 .ie domains in the database, a 7% increase on the previous year end and an almost 30% increase on five years ago

– Every province in Ireland recorded significant increases in new registrations. Leinster accounted for two-thirds of new registrations in 2017 (24,776), followed by Munster (20%, 7,347), Connacht (9%, 3,318) and Ulster (5%, 1,920)

Ireland still lags behind most EU countries in terms of the number of country domains per 1,000 people, ranking 18th out of 22 European countries with 50 domains per 1,000 people.

– Reflecting the growth in our economy, more than two-thirds (67%) of new .ie domains in 2017 were registered by corporate bodies and sole traders

– On a county level, Dublin registered the most new .ie domains with 43% of the total (16,065 domains). Cork followed with 9% of total (3,280 domains) and then Galway with 5% (1,807 domains).

Click here to view the January 2018 dot ie Domain Profile Report

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