2011 was a stellar year for .IE domains as the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the body charged with managing Ireland's official top-level domain (TLD), today reported that the total number of registered .IE domains grew by 12.9% in 2011, reaching 173,145 at year's end.
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has announced the names of ten Irish companies who will share its e-commerce website development fund of €100,000. The OPTIMISE fund will be shared equally among the ten recipients, each receiving €10,000 worth of technical and marketing expertise.
The Irish Internet Association was 'overwhealmed' by the record number of entries to this year's Net Visionary Awards, the organisation said today. The shortlist contains 62 websites spread over 14 categories, each of which is up for the public vote.
Irish consumers spent €2.96 billion online in 2010 according to research published earlier this week by Visa Europe. This represents an increase of 39% from 2009 figures, where an estimated €2.13 billion worth of purchases took place.
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has today launched a new e-commerce website development fund aimed at Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) called OPTIMISE. The fund is worth €100,000 in total and hopes to encourage Irish businesses to realise the potential of selling online.