WhoisIreland.com is a site that monitors and tracks Irish domain registrations and websites. The site covers the Irish country code top level domain (cctld) of .ie and also Irish owned domains registered in the .com/.net/.org/.info top level domains. It is the biggest directory of Irish websites in the world.
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Created in 2000, the site was partially a response to the IE Domain Registryīs (IEDR) lack of a Whois service. WhoisIreland.com had intended on creating a Whois service for the .ie domain. Within a few weeks of the site going live, IEDR revised its long held policy of not publishing Whois information for .ie domain names and implemented a partial Whois service. The IEDR service was described by John McCormac (The editor of www.hackwatch.com ) in an interview with ElectricNews.net as "not so much a WHOIS as a WHOWAS". The ex-CEO of IEDR claimed that since the IEDRīs service was built with specific legal constraints in mind and this excused the outdated nature of some of the information. However IEDR relied upon WhoisIreland.com to provide backup cover for the .ie Whois services when it moved offices.
WhoisIreland.com actively spiders all Irish (.ie/com/net/org/info) websites and domains. It compiles
statistics covering all details of such domains.
The information covering the Irish owned .com/net/org/info domains is available on a monthly subscription basis.
The Biggest Irish Search Database
In addition to its extensive directory services, WhoisIreland.com runs two of the main Irish search engines. The IErachnid search engine runs continually and covers all known Irish websites. With over 178000 Irish webpages listed and another 23971 pending inclusion, it is the biggest Irish search engine database on the web and it accepts submissions from Irish website owners. WhoisIreland.comīs Whois.ie search engine runs everyday. This search engine collects the index pages from all .ie websites and picks up all newly registered .ie websites. While IOL and Oceanfree may claim to have the biggest Irish search database, the reality is that they are just a branded of a major search engine and the results may be for a webpage in Australia or America than Ireland. With the WhoisIreland.com search engines, the webpages are Irish.
The Best Irish Internet Information
Since WhoisIreland.com monitors Irish domain ownership, it knows how many domains and websites are hosted by various Irish companies and ISPs. When an eager hosting company claims to be Irelandīs premier hosting company, WhoisIreland.com can show if the claim is accurate. If a hosting company claims to be have servers in Ireland, WhoisIreland.com can show where the servers really are located. With in-depth information covering everything from hosting details to domain expiry dates, the WhoisIreland.com subscription service has the best Irish internet information available.
Advertising And Sponsorship
It is possible to advertise on WhoisIreland.com. Adverts can be in banner 486*60 format or in 125*125 button format. A sitewide sponsorship option (including search engines) at 10 Euros + VAT per month per thousand page impressions is also available.