The latest Domain Profile Report released by IE Domain Registry makes interesting reading, especially in its analysis of 10-year trends.
There were 8,583 total new .ie registrations between 1990 and 1999; 174,086 between 2000 and 2009; and 383,265 between 2010 and 2019.
Over the last decade, .ie enjoyed a 10 percentage point swing in market share of Ireland’s hosted domains from .com. In 2010, .com comprised 43% of all Irish hosted domains, versus 40% for .ie. In 2019, .ie comprised 50% of hosted domains, whereas .com’s share shrank to 33%.