The IE Domain Registry has instigated what it claims is its sixth consecutive reduction in the price of registering or renewing a .ie domain.
The registry said this morning that the cost of registering or renewing a website will fall by 4.6pc in the New Year.
The organisation says that this makes the price of registering a domain 60pc cheaper than it was in 2003.
At present there is an annual maintenance fee of €65 for registering a .ie, not including VAT. In the New Year once the price cut takes hold this will drop to €62.01 before VAT.
“Since 2003 the IEDR has introduced six price reductions, reducing the average price of a .ie domain by 60pc,” IEDR chief executive David Curtin explained.
“This demonstrates the IEDR’s long term commitment to offering value for money to consumers for a namespace recognised as being one of the safest in the world.
“The price reduction has been possible because of strong registration growth generated by our reseller community during the past twelve months and the IEDR’s rigorous cost control without compromising on continued investment in our domain infrastructure and registration systems,” Curtin said.
Recent IEDR registration figures showed a 23pc jump in the net number of .ie websites registered in Q3 compared to the same period last year. The current number of .ie websites registered in Ireland stands at 116,000.
By John Kennedy