.IE Registrations Reach Record Number of Registrations Following Launch of Getting Business Online

The IE Domain Registry have announced that .ie domain registrations have seen a 10% increase in Quarter 2 coinciding with the Getting Business Online initiative
July 25, 2011 - PRLog -- The IE Domain Registry have announced that .ie domain registrations have seen a 10% increase in Quarter 2 coinciding with the Getting Business Online (http://www.gettingbusinessonline.ie/) initiative. According to the IEDR The highest demand for .ie domains are coming from “Irish sole traders and limited companies who account for 81% of all .ie registrations.”

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: “IEDR’s Domain Name Industry Report revealed the extent of Irish business’ presence online. We were surprised to learn that only two thirds of Irish businesses have a web presence and just 21 per cent of these had any kind of e-commerce functionality. This means that there are considerable online sales opportunities that Irish businesses are missing out on. As businesses continue to struggle with challenging trading conditions I would encourage them to investigate the benefits of marketing and selling online. A fully transactional website can be put in place for a fraction of the cost of the annual rent of a high street retail unit - yet a website shop front can be seen by potential customers anywhere in the world.”

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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