Archive | June, 2009


Rod Beckstrom Announced as New ICANN CEO

At the ICANN board meeting in Sydney this afternoon Mr Rod Beckstrom was confirmed as the new CEO of ICANN. The board passed the resolution with acclamation. Mr Beckstrom then took the stage to address both the board and the audience. He comes across as a highly intelligent and “clued in” individual with a good […]

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ICANN Sydney Kicking Off

ICANN Sydney Goodie Bag Contents Originally uploaded by blacknight Although the 35th public ICANN meeting, which is being held in the Sydney Hilton, does not officially open until Monday, registration opened earlier today. I picked up my delegate bag in the last hour or so and was delighted to see our material had made it […]

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Blacknight Now Microsoft Gold Partner

A couple of months ago we got a nice shiny object from Microsoft, so now I’m delighted to say we got its “big brother”. Blacknight is now officially a Microsoft Gold Partner! “Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft.” That’s […]

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New TLDs For Dummies (Sort of)

There’s been a lot of media attention on the new TLD process in the last few days, which is a good thing. Unfortunately most of it is badly written, misleading or simply misinformed. Let’s look at the reality. To start with, there are currently 20 gTLDs ie. “global” top level domains (extensions). (21 if you […]

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Blacknight Solutions the Largest Irish Seller of .EU Domain Names

Blacknight Solutions, Ireland’s leading internet services company, is proud to announce it is now the largest domain name registrar for .eu domain names in Ireland. “A .eu domain name is a great way not just for Irish businesses, but all Europeans, to promote themselves throughout Europe and the wider world,” said Michele Neylon, CEO of […]

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