Tourism Ireland recently purchased Ireland.com for 495,000 Euros. This is the second largest sale of a domain name ever, Ireland times originally purchased the domain name for a low figure number. Tourism Ireland plans to develop the website into a way for the country to capitalize on the tourism industry. According to Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland,
“The domain name Ireland.com is a natural fit for the work we do to promote the island of Ireland overseas and we are very pleased to be acquiring it from The Irish Times.” To read further click here.