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Warning: This Video contains Acronyms and Technical Specs

… and we make no apology for that! We’ve published a lot of media this week relating to the launch of Blacknight’s new data centre, but one item has attracted a good deal of attention from the hard core technologists.  Originally posted on Technology.ie, this video stars CTO Paul Kelly as he takes us on […]

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Stopping Badware

I’ve always been a strong believer that good behaviour and a clean internet would lead to a better experience for everyone. There is a lot of nasty stuff out there and we’ve always tried to do what we can to stop it from affecting our clients. Unfortunately “network abuse” is not “sexy” or exciting and […]

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And Now With Even More Bandwidth!

We’ve doubled the bandwidth on all our shared hosting plans (Minimus, Medius & Maximus) effective immediately. You can compare our hosting plans’ limits here – 200 gigabytes of bandwidth is now our minimum amount!! Anyone who signed up since Friday has been getting the new allocations, while existing client accounts should be updated with the […]

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IPv6 Adoption?

Image via Wikipedia Leo Vegoda posted an interesting article today on CircleID about ipv6 deployment and adoption. While Leo admits that measuring ipv6 isn’t an exact science he was able to identify that the African region (AfriNIC) is announcing more ipv6 space than any of the other regions, including Europe. So what about Ireland? Sixxs […]

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Blacknight Technical Blog Now Live

If you want to know about any service affecting maintenance, technical updates or anything else of a technical nature, we recommend that you check out our new Technical Blog. The site is hosted outside our core network (we don’t even use our own nameservers just to be 100% safe!) and is part of our backup […]

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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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INEX connectivity Upgrade

When: INEX LAN#1 connection being upgraded @ 23:00 on Monday 10th of March. What: We currently have 2 x 100M connections to INEX. Our LAN#1 connection carriers a lot of our INEX traffic and as such we’re upgrading it to 1000M to prevent it being a bottle neck for traffic originated in Ireland. This is […]

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