Dot-Irish, the new domain for everyone who 's Irish - or wants to be - enters General Availaibity today.

Dot-Irish is Live – Here’s Why We Are Celebrating!

The moment has arrived! Dot-Irish, the new domain for everyone who’s Irish – or wants to be – enters General Availability at 16:00 UTC, or 5pm Irish time, today. Here at Blacknight we have a sophisticated pre-ordering system, allowing people to pre-order their domains for .Irish, and other TLDs, several months in advance. At 5pm, pre-ordered […]

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ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Quick Preview

I’m off to Buenos Aires tomorrow for the 53rd ICANN public meeting. Although the meeting doesn’t “officially” start until Monday next I’ve got quite a few meetings before then, which is why I’m heading out so early. The Buenos Aires meeting is the last ICANN meeting before Dublin this October. And while we are not […]

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Trademark Claims Notices

As part of the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) that ICANN implemented for new top level domain names they created a system called the Trademark Clearinghouse. If you are a trademark holder you can register your trademarks with the clearinghouse. This serves two purposes: you can participate in “sunrise” periods for any new TLD launch you […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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.Irish Is Go!

I love it when a plan comes together .. The .irish domain name extension is finally in “landrush” and “general availability”, when everyone will be able to get their preferred domain on a first come first served basis is only a few weeks away. This is exciting. A domain name for the global Irish community […]

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