NewsHosting Ireland customer wins IEDR’s top €10,000 prize

Hosting Ireland customer wins IEDR’s top €10,000 prize

Hosting Ireland was delighted to learn that one its customers was the first prize winner of the .IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) recent competition to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Finlay Motor Group scooped a massive €10,000 from IEDR and intend to use their winnings to enhance the SEO of their website, and develop new interactive features such as a video chat app to make it easier for customers to shop online with them.

IEDR devised the competition to provide .ie domain holders, including businesses, individuals or community groups, with the opportunity to win a one-off cash prize to improve their online presence. Entrants were asked to tell IEDR the main benefit of having a .ie domain name in no more than 15 words.

Final Motor Group impressed judges with their entry: “Recognition of Irish company address and that we are local.

Will Harrison, Hosting Ireland’s Technical Director said: “We’re so pleased for Finlay Motor Group. €10,000 will enable them to make an already very successful website even better with the introduction of 360 degree tours of their showroom and vehicles. Exciting stuff for them!”

Not only does 2020 mark 20 years in business for .IE, it’s also the year that has seen a huge spike in .ie registrations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. During April to October 2020 there were 39% more .ie registrations than the same period last year.

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