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Welcome to Dublin, ICANN. The Party’s On Us!

At Blacknight, we’re excited about ICANN 54. It’s not often that 2,500 geeks show up in our capital city looking to talk about domains, IP addresses and Internet governance. We’ve been enthusiastic participants at ICANN meetings around the globe, and our CEO Michele Neylon currently chairs the ICANN Registrar Stakeholder Group. We’re excited because we’re finally getting a chance […]

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ICANN54 Pre-Event in Dublin

ICANN will be holding its 54th public meeting at the end of October in Dublin, hosted by INEX. It’s the first time Dublin has played host to the ICANN public meeting and from what I’ve seen and heard over the past few months, it’s going to be a very well attended meeting. Hopefully we’ll see […]

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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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When Whois Policy and Local Law Collide ..

I’ve written quite a bit about privacy and the implications that various rules and policies can have on it in the past. It’s a topic that concerns everyone, not just industry. We are an Irish based company. We are, therefore, obliged to operate in compliance with Irish law. We cannot choose to ignore some of […]

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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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I’m angry, frustrated and unhappy. Why? Due to ICANN. ICANN has put us and other European Union based registrars in an utterly ridiculous situation. We are expected to ask ICANN for permission to comply with Irish and EU data privacy law. Or put another way,  an Irish company is obliged to jump through hoops with a […]

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