We've been offering .ie domain names for more than 15 years. Over that time the rules, processes and prices for IE domains have evolved considerably. Back in 2003, for example, the wholesale price was €50. To register a .ie domain name at the time was complicated, manual and slow. Fast forward to now. The retail price for IE domain names these days is between €20 and €30, … [Read more...] about Now’s the Time to Register IE Domains
An opinion piece in this weekend's Sunday Business Post called for more Irish businesses to make their voices heard when it comes to Irish politics and government. It's an interesting "call to arms" and prior to reading it I had been mulling over the results of this general election and how it could potentially impact business. There are two topics that you're warned to … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Government Do We Need?
Earlier this week I was in Stockholm for Nordic Domain Days where I spoke about the challenges and opportunities of marketing .irish. Why's .irish such an intriguing extension? Well the simple reason is that it "competes" almost directly with the existing country code for Ireland .ie, but has a different value proposition. Here are my slides from … [Read more...] about Marketing Two “Competing” Domain Extensions In The Same Market
I love my country. I'm proud of it a lot of the time. But when it comes to some of this country's legislation I feel ashamed. Irish law when it comes to "freedom of speech" is a bit of a joke. (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer nor am I a qualified solicitor or barrister, so this is purely my personal opinion) As a hosting provider we host a LOT of websites. The bulk of … [Read more...] about Freedom Of Speech In Ireland Is A Myth