Blacknight Solutions (http://www.blacknight.com), who launched the initiative in conjunction with Google, An Post and the County & City Enterprise Boards to incentivize Irish business owners to take their businesses online by offering a free build-it-yourself website and one year of hosting with the registration of a domain name are not surprised.
Michele Neylon of Blacknight says: “We knew that the Getting Business Online initiative would be a great success. It is a program that the Irish economy can only benefit from. To see a 10% increase in .ie domain registrations since the launch is proof that the program works.”
Neylon continues: “The IEDR numbers are encouraging but we need to get more Irish businesses online. This program is such an asset to the Irish economy and if every business owner developed their online presence we would see the nation really thrive.”
Blacknight believe strongly in making the Internet accessible to all users and encourage Irish business owners and sole traders to get involved with programs like Getting Business Online that provide the tools to facilitate an online presence.
Mr. David Curtin, Chief Executive of the IE Domain Registry, explains in their press release regarding the spike in registrations:
While Getting Business Online is already making a difference in the Irish business community, Blacknight are working to get all of Ireland online. Getting Business Online provides a cost effective, risk free way to begin doing business on the Internet. Be a part of the online revolution and increase the potential of your business by building your free website today.
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Blacknight are an Irish based ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. They offer a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally.