Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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The IANA Transition Cannot Be Held Hostage

Back in March 2014 the US government, via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the US Department of Commerce, signalled that it was ready to decouple the US government from the IANA functions. While the announcement from NTIA may have come as a surprise to some, it was something that had been […]

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Domaining Europe Goes To The Hague

There aren’t that many domain focussed events held in Europe. Domaining Europe, which is now in its 8th year, is probably the biggest. Up until this year the event was always held in Valencia, Spain, but for 2016 the event organisers decided to move it to The Hague. I’ve been attending the event for the […]

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Off To Arizona For WHD USA

Gianni and I will be at WHD.usa in Phoenix, Arizona over the next few days. It’s a good opportunity for us to meet with both existing and potential vendors. Why does this matter? It’s key to us to have a good relationship with our vendors so that we’re able to offer our clients the kind […]

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Brands, Trademarks, Domains & ICANN

Earlier today I was on a panel at the INTA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. It’s my first time attending an INTA event, so I’ve been fascinated by it all so far. The panel was very interesting, as we all came from slightly different viewpoints. Nick Wood, from Valideus, raised some very valid concerns about […]

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DotClub Celebrates Its Second Birthday

We’ve been promoting domain names for years. Choosing a good domain name for your business or personal site is something we’ve always encouraged are clients to do. But when it comes to the “new” domain extensions we’ve found that some resonate better with people than others. One of those extensions is .club and they’re now two […]

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Operation #LoveSMEs Is Go!

Tomorrow is the big day! We will be heading to Cork in force tomorrow, with staff coming from Carlow, Wexford and Clare to help Damien and his team run a successful event. We’ve been looking forward to this and I know our team has put in a lot of time, energy and effort to make […]

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Short IE Domains Update

We have been informed by IEDR that the launch of “General Availability” or “GA” for “short” IE domain names has been delayed. IEDR have not provided a clear date when GA will open, though they are currently indicating “mid-May”. This morning the auctions for contested applications from the landrush phase opened. These auctions will run […]

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All Set For The SME Awards?

The waiting is almost over! The Blacknight SME Awards are being held this Saturday evening!!!! (We’re just a tad excited!) If you’re a finalist – well done! Whether you win or not you’ve already done so well in getting to the finals. You should be proud. As we’ve said several times over the last few […]

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Short IE Domain Auctions Starting

We’ve provided a few updates over the last couple of weeks about the auction of short IE domains. Short domains are a wonderful resource for brand owners. You can user them in a lot of innovative ways, so it’ll be very interesting to see how people use the short IE domain names assigned via the […]

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