.irish is a new generic top-level domain (gTLD). The rights to run the domain were applied for in June 2012 by Dot-Irish LLC, a for-profit company in California, United States. as part of an expansion of generic top-level domains by ICANN. The application was successful, and the domain opened for registrations on 17 March 2015, with public registration opened on 25 June 2015.
The average cost of a .irish domain is €16.48, which is 33% cheaper than the average cost of a .ie domain (€24.95).
Number of registered domains
On 5 May 2016, there were 2,142 registered .irish domain names.