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Blacknight Now ICANN Accredited

We are delighted to be able to tell the world that we are now an ICANN accredited registrar! I’ve been attending ICANN events and trying to get to grips with the entire setup for the last couple of years and quickly realised that the only way we could really move forward was to become accredited. […]

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Bulk Domain Orders Are Here!

One of the things that people really really hated about our old order system was the lack of a bulk order option for domains. Our nice new shiny order system solves this issue once and for all! You can now order up to 100 domains at once via our new bulk order system. We’re also […]

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ICANN Meeting Opens In Paris

ICANN’s 32nd International public meeting opened in Paris yesterday morning. There are several hot topics on the agenda and judging by the crowds of people at last night’s welcome cocktail, attendance levels are good. If you’re interested in finding out more head over to the meeting’s official site where you can find details of meetings, […]

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DotAsia Auctions Controversy

Every time a new TLD launches the registry operators have to come up with ways of distributing “premium” names. Premium names are the “super” domains that are usually dictionary words or close to them. These domains are easy to remember and easy to get to. The most heavily demanded ones are usually related to the […]

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Blacknight On WebmasterRadio.fm

Journalists call from time to time asking me to talk about various internet related topics. Most of the time the publications or shows are “general interest”, so you can only talk about very general things. Last night, however, was quite different, as I was one of the guests on “Domain Masters” which is broadcast and […]

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Domain Registrant Rights

As a domain registrant you have certain rights. Unfortunately those rights can be abused by companies that don’t believe in ethical business practices. It would be nice and simple if the whois display were the same across all TLDs (ie. domain extensions), but they’re not. A basic right is for the domain to be registered […]

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