According to Iran’s registry, the country reached 100,000 .ir registrations last month.
For a country of 65 million people, 100,000 registrations is still a drop in the bucket.
Compare that with the UK, a country with 60 million people and 6 million .uk registrations. Nevertheless, you gotta start somewhere, and I’m glad to see Iran slowly becoming a more visible part of the Internet.
It’s also worth noting that many Iranian sites use the .com address and many non-Iranian companies have registered .ir, such as Sony, located at www.sony.co.ir.