Juggling The Easter Hours

Easter Opening Hours 2014 – Bring out your eggs!

It’s a bit late to be mentioning our Good Friday opening hours, however it’s a normal working day here at Blacknight. Monday however is a Bank Holiday in Ireland. So our Billing, Support, and Sales teams will be available for any live chats, emails, and ticket support requests between 12pm and 4pm on the 21st […]

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Take your Medicine

Careful now! WordPress 3.9 is here

We’re usually pretty quick to offer advice about upgrading your WordPress installs. If you’re running an App Vault install only upgrade from within Blacknight Control Panel -> Application Vault (tab) -> WordPress when an update becomes available. If you’re running a self install of WordPress then you’ll want to do one or two things first. […]

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8 Years of EU Domains

It’s been 8 years since the .eu domain name launched. Now with well over 3 million domain names registered the .eu domain is one of the largest in the world (7th largest ccTLD according to the latest report from CENTR) The guys over at EUrid have released a graphic to illustrate some of the highlights […]

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Heartbleed Security Bug Update

We posted on Tuesday about the Heartbleed security bug which was discovered in OpenSSL Once we became aware of the issue we immediately began checking for affected servers and patching them as required, our “shared hosting” server nodes were not affected as they were not using  the version of the software which contained the bug. […]

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Spam Increase

Global increase in spam

Over the last few months we have seen a steady increase in the amount of spam being sent to our mailservers, on multiple platforms.  In particular we have seen a large surge in the last few days. Although the basic spam-filter service that comes free with our shared hosting plans are blocking a large chunk […]

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Verisign’s Latest Report – Domains By The Numbers

Verisign have released their quarterly “brief” on the state of the domain name industry and have produced a very interesting graphic to accompany it. The number of domain names registered is growing and no, we aren’t going to “run out” of them:   Bearing in mind that the report covers Q4 of 2013 it does […]

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Heartbleed OpenSSL Security Bug

OpenSSL is cryptographic software which provides SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Security Layer) encryption to secure communication over the internet e.g. web, email, VPN and IM A bug has been discovered in certain versions which allow attackers to read the memory of the systems running affected versions. The security firm Codenomicon which discovered […]

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2014 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival Is Go!

We’ve been a sponsor of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival for the last few years. This year we’re happy to be involved again and we’re also really excited to do a couple of different things (compared to previous years). Full release below: Blacknight, Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company will be leading several sponsored […]

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Helping Keep The Internet Clean

A clean and crime free internet would be a good thing. Unfortunately, as we all know, the current reality is quite different and there is a constant onslaught of junk assaulting us all. Be it spam, malware, scams or anything else, there’s a lot of nasty behaviour being conducted online. Is it all bad? No […]

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ICANN 49 Singapore Preview

Three times a year the ICANN Community meets for a public meeting. The meetings are free to attend and most sessions are completely open to the public. You don’t need to be “special” to attend and there’s several opportunities for people to share their opinions at the microphone if they so wish. You also don’t […]

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US Government To Transition Key Technical Functions

A lot of Internet Governance isn’t “sexy” or “exciting”. A lot of it is meetings, conference calls and emails discussing quite abstract concepts. However, from time to time, there are big historic events that capture the world’s attention. Last Friday evening the US government made one such announcement. Up until now the US government has […]

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