Surge in new Kilkenny website registrations
More than 950 new .ie domains were registered in Kilkenny last year.
The 953 new .ie domain registrations in Kilkenny was an increase of 19% on 2019, the latest .IE Domain Profile Report reveals.
A total of 65,113 new .ie domains were registered in 2020, the highest ever figure, with pandemic and health-related keywords common in new .ie web addresses.
The report showed every county on the island of Ireland recorded an increase in registrations in 2020.
IE Chief Executive David Curtin said: “The nationwide increase in new .ie domain registrations is very encouraging. It suggests that businesses and public services, regardless of county or whether they are in a city or a small town, were able to quickly and easily set up an online presence and meet local demand in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is evident in Kilkenny and across the entire province of Leinster.
“Businesses migrated online, many for the first time, in direct response to the lockdowns. They realised that having an online presence, and in many cases e-commerce capabilities, would at the very least minimise the damage of reduced or non-existent footfall,” Mr Curtin added.