September 17, 2021
Business News

Almost 500 new websites registered in Kilkenny

A total of 443 new .ie website domains were registered in Kilkenny in the first six months of this year.

The figures, a drop of 5.7% localls on the same period last year, are contained in a new survey, the .IE Domain Profile Report.

The report, published biannually by .IE, the company that manages Ireland’s country domain name, shows that 19,829 new .ie domains were registered in Leinster in the first half of the year, 3.6% decrease on the same period in 2020.

Overall, H1 2021 is the best first half-year period on record for new .ie domain registrations. A total of 33,815 new .ie domains were registered, up 1.6% on the same period last year.

Broken down, new .ie domain registrations were up 34% on Q1 2020 but down 22% on Q2 2020. For comparison, lockdown commenced only midway through the final month of Q1 2020, reaching its peak in Q2. Q1 2021 was dominated by the strict post-Christmas lockdown, but Q2 was largely defined by the re-opening of non-essential retail and hospitality and acceleration of the vaccine rollout.

At the end of H1 2021 (30 June), there was a total 324,074 .ie domains in the database, up 9.6% on the same period last year.

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