Ireland, with less than 5 million residents may be considered by some as a small country, however, its reach around the globe is enormous. . With steady immigration over the years, people of Irish origin can be found throughout the world, while never having lost their Irish identity or connection with Ireland. The Irish community is very large but also has a very close bond.
The numbers speak for themselves: according to reliable estimates the global Irish community consists of as many as 75 million people who have also created a vast number of business enterprises. While almost half of the "diaspora" in America, The Irish population is also strong in number in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Virtually every part of the globe has a community of Irish origin.
The .irish domain finally gives this vast community an on-line identity: Allowing everyone who thinks of himself as Irish to communicate and connect with friends, family or customers worldwide.
A key message of the .Irish domain is, Strengthening the future of Irish cultural identity across the globe - A new gTLD for the Global Irish community!
The .irish domain can be registered by anyone who has a connection or identifies with Ireland. So now, an Irish business can easily identify itself to the vast customer base, but also a non-Irish business with an Irish customer base can also chose the .irish domain as a logical complement to its online presence.