447 i.ie domain names registered in county in first half of the year
THERE were 447 new .ie domains registered in Wexford in the first half of 2017, according to the latest dot ie Domain Profile Report published by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland's official country domain name, .ie. The figure is a two percent year-on-year decrease. Overall new .ie domain registrations in Leinster in H1 2017 numbered 12,645, an 11 percent year-on-year increase. A total 20,255 new .ie domains were registered in H1 2017, or 112 every day. This is an 11 percent increase on the same period last year and is the best half-year period for new .ie domain registrations since 2011. SMEs, corporate bodies and sole traders, made up 67 percent of all new .ie registrations in this period. There were 230,611 registered .ie domains by 30 June 2017, up 6 percent year-on-year. The lack of a high-speed broadband network in the county as cited as one of the reasons for the fall.