SMEs continue to use websites as a core part of their business
The new .IE Domain Profile Report 2022 found that new .ie domain registrations decreased by 22.6% in 2022 when compared with 2021. Due to a slowing down in the rate of registrations seen during the pandemic. This predicted decrease follows a surge in growth when businesses across Ireland mobilised to get online during restrictions. 48,168 new registrations were recorded in the full year 2022, a small decrease of 4% v pre-pandemic 2019.
The .IE Domain Profile Report demonstrates that SMEs continue to use websites as a core part of their business with the benefits far outweighing a social media ‘shop front’. To read more about domain usage, safety and keyword usage visit here.
Make sure you also apply to the .IE Digital Town Awards!
These Awards call on towns and communities across Ireland to enter the .IE Digital Town Awards 2023 to celebrate the digital achievements of local towns and citizens across the country. There is a total prize fund of €100,000 across a range of categories for town projects that include a digital element. These projects could be in areas such as sustainability, agri-tech, digital tourism, community, education, and digital business.
Entry to the Awards is free, applications close at 5pm on Friday 3 March 2023.