276 .ie domains registered in Offaly last year

· Offaly registrations up 4.5% on 2014,

276 .ie domains registered in Offaly last year

276 .ie domains were registered in Offaly in 2015 according to the latest .ie Domain Profile Report, published by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company responsible for the management and administration of Ireland’s official internet address .ie (“dot ie”).

By Damian Moran

e-mail: damian@offalyexpress.ie

Twitter: @offaly_express

The figure was a 4.5% increase on 2014, bringing the total number of .ie domains in Offaly to 1,552 at the end of 2015. Overall .ie domain registrations in Leinster in 2015 numbered 22,549, a 14% on the previous year.

A total of 35,225 .ie domains—almost 100 a day—were registered in 2015, an increase of 13% on 2014. Nearly 50% of all .ie domains were registered by private companies and 25% by sole traders.

David Curtin, Chief Executive of IEDR, said: “The increase in registrations in Offaly, in line with the overall nationwide increase, indicates wider trends, including a continued economic recovery and confident adoption of digital media by Irish businesses. Still, plenty remains to be done, especially in rural areas. Access to broadband and enterprise programmes is limited in many places; Government and industry must continue to work together to promote website ownership and e-commerce.”