The guardians of Ireland’s unique online .ie address are today celebrating their 20th anniversary with the launch of a €20,000 prize fund for .ie domain holders. The company is also marking the occasion by rebranding to .IE from IE Domain Registry.
The €20,000 fund, divided into individual prizes (2 x €5,000, 1 X €10,000) will be awarded to three .ie domain holders who enter the competition through the company’s new website www.weare.ie on or before 6 November 2020. The team at .IE are calling on the 11,148 .ie domain holders in Kildare to enter with a chance to win a prize.
The prize money could be used in many ways to unlock new opportunities for the businesses, individuals or community groups who may win. For a business, the money could be used to enhance their online presence and upgrade or enable e-commerce functionality which, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, has allowed many to continue to trade and in some cases to grow while bricks and mortar premises have been closed.
For an individual, it could provide a welcome boost for anyone whose job may have been impacted in recent months as a result of Covid-19. It could be used to start a new venture or explore a new hobby. And, for a community group, it could be invested in digital skills training, put towards the creation of a website or used to purchase technology or equipment for members.
Winners will be chosen by an independent adjudicator and announced on 11 November 2020.