Large number of Kilkenny businesses make switch online: report
Kilkenny businesses and entrepreneurs used the pandemic to adapt and innovate enterprises and launch new ventures during lockdown.
Newly published figures reveal Kilkenny registered no fewer than 802 new .ie domains last year.
The 2021 .IE Domain Profile shows 36,875 new .ie domains were registered in Leinster and 57,530 on the island of Ireland, making 2021 the second-best year on record for registrations. As of 31 December 2021, there was a total of 330,108 .ie domains in the database.
.IE chief executive David Curtin said: “In the months of 2021 when Ireland was in strict lockdown and non-essential retail was closed, new .ie domain registrations surged.
“SMEs are also no longer simply reacting to the pandemic. Instead, consumer behaviours are changing, and SMEs are changing with them. Businesses in Kilkenny and across Ireland are investing in new websites, integrating e-commerce technology, and making use of productivity-enhancing tools all year round because they now recognise the huge role they play in profitability and customer acquisition.”