Accurate Statistics On The Irish Hosting Business
Published monthly, the Irish HosterStats Report provides an unparalleled insight
into the strengths and weaknesses of Irish hosting industry, identifying key
players and trends.
Aimed at firms that need to have accurate figures of the Irish hosting
business, WhoisIreland.com uses industry-leading algorithms and proprietary
methodology to provide the best data on the Irish market.
The Irish Hosting Report covers the key top level domains of .com, .net,
.org, .biz, .info and the Irish national domain .ie on a hoster by hoster
basis. Each detected domain is individually checked.
Each monthly report is a set of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets covering each
aspect of the Irish hosting market and tracking the new registrations,
deletions and transfer activities of over 1082 Irish hosters.
The Executive Summary:
A summary of the key trends and events of the month in the Irish
hosting business providing the key figures at a glance.
Market Shares for Irish hosters:
The percentage shares of the main Irish hosters in .ie and
com/net/org/biz/info top level domains.
The Winners and Losers:
The main winners and losers in the Irish hosting business.
Tier 1 Hosters - (ISPs) domain statistics:
The ISPs were the first generation of Irish hosters but over the past two
years, they have taken a major beating. This spreadsheet shows the hosted
domain statistics and the numbers of new/deleted/transferred domains on each
of the Irish ISPs.
Tier 2 - Hosting Service Provider (HSP) domain statistics:
The Tier 2 HSPs now account for over 51% of the Irish hosting business. The
base line for Tier 2 HSPs is that a HSP has more than 500 domains hosted.
Many Tier 2 HSPs now host thousands of domains. This spreadsheet provides
the hosted domain statistics on each of them.
Tier 3 - HSP domain statistics:
The Tier 3 HSPs are the mid range hosters. They are defined by a hosted
domain count between 100 and 499 domains hosted. Many of them also provide
web development and other services.
Tier 4 - HSP domain statistics:
The majority of Irish hosters fall into this category but they do not host
the bulk of Irish hosted domains. Tier 4 hosters host between 7 and 100
domains. The majority of these hosters are small webdevelopers that have
branched into providing hosting to their clients.
Tier 5 - Small hoster summary:
This is the summary of the hosting details of Irish hosters with less than
seven domains hosted. Some are small web developers and others are companies
that have registered their business name in the various TLDs.
Tier 6 Government/Education/Registry statistics.
This spreadsheet covers the national and local government, educational and
registry (IEDR) hosting statistics. It is a small but important section of
the Irish hosting business.
Domain Transfer Details:
This spreadsheet shows where the transferred domains came from and where
they went and is broken down on a ccTLD/gTLD basis. With domain transfers
to and from each hoster shown with the winning and losing hoster,
the poachers and prey quickly become apparent.
Which Irish hosters have more .ie domains than com/net/org/biz/info domains?
These spreadsheets provide the answer.
Domain Retention Analysis:
So how sticky is a hoster? This spreadsheet shows how many domains a hoster
has managed to retain over a year.
The Spectrum Reports:
Covering each tier individually, the Spectrum spreadsheets go beyond just
counting hosted domains. Rather than just estimating the number of active
domains and websites on a nameserver, each domain is individually
Each domain hosted on an Irish hoster is checked for SOA, mailserver and
webserver. This spreadsheet gives a hoster by hoster breakdown of the
numbers of active domains and websites. By using industry-leading
techniques, active hosted domains can be distinguished with a high level of
confidence from domains for which a hoster is merely providing secondary
Many hosters stop providing name service for domains that have not
been paid for, the number of active versus the number of dead domains can
provide an insight into the state of a hoster market share.
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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.