Blacknight ag cur na Gaeilge i Lár an Aonaigh

Coicíos ó shin d’fhoilsíomar físeán fógraíochta i nGaeilge, an chéad uair a bhain Blacknight úsáid as an nGaeilge in ár gcuid fógraíochta. Inniu, táimíd ag cur trí chinn eile leis, mar phoiblíocht don éagsúlacht táirgí atá againn maidir le ainmneacha fearann, leis na h-iarmhíreanna .com, .net, .biz agus .co. Foilseofar físeán eile i gcomhair .me […]

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New TLDs in Europe – Challenges & Opportunities

Next week is going to be quite a busy week! As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be in Belgrade on Monday to speak on a panel at the Serbian domain event. On Tuesday afternoon I’ll be speaking again, though this time it’ll be in Stockholm at the NetNod spring meeting. It’s quite a contrast. Serbia vs […]

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Off To Serbia To Talk About New TLDs

Serbia is a very vibrant and interesting country. Their domain registry is organising an event next Monday and I’m delighted and honoured to have been invited to speak on a panel. It should be an interesting event and getting the perspective from Serbians should make it all the more interesting. Here’s the release we put […]

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kickstart your business with a .co

Kickstart Your Business With .Co!

When you’re starting out with your online venture you need to make sure that you’ve got a good domain name. The domain name is, in many ways, the cornerstone of your online business. So why not give your business the kickstart it needs and grab a .co domain name? DotCo domains are fast becoming the […]

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ICANN vs Local law - our hands are tied

Dear ICANN Our Hands Are Tied. This Makes Me Sad

A couple of weeks ago I posted at length and in detail about our issues with ICANN and the new contract. Unfortunately the situation still hasn’t been resolved. We are still unable to sign the new contract and are, therefore, unable to offer new TLDs. So if you want to register a .photography or .sexy […]

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We’re Irish and Proud of it!

Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned and operated company. There are a whole load of reasons why we are proud of being Irish and why we’re happy to be Irish owned and based. Today we are formally unveiling the first of our online marketing initiatives that is focussed on a local market. In our case […]

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Phishing

Please be cautious

We’ve had a number of reports from customers that were contacted by someone misrepresenting themselves as an employee of Blacknight. While it is possible that we will call customers from time to time please remember, as with all calls you receive, you should verify who you are talking to. This goes for all service providers […]

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Talking Marketing & Registrars in Guatemala

I’m heading off to Guatemala this weekend to speak at the LACTLD marketing workshop. (LACTLD is the association of country code operators for the Latin American / Central American region. ) The event runs over two days and is being held in what looks like being a rather swanky hotel in Antigua Guatemala, which is a […]

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Be My Valentine - Holding Hands

Jumping on the Valentines day Bandwagon…

Who are we to miss out on a marketing opportunity. It’s Valentine’s day in 3 days and if you’re interested in doing something a little different for your loved one ( or even your crush ) why not get them a personal domain name? Roses are red, Violets are blue, We’re not poets Buy .me […]

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Say NO To Mass Surveillance

I love the internet. I love technology. I love the way that the Internet has revolutionised so many aspects of our daily lives. Before the advent of the Internet it would have been a lot harder for a small Irish company, such as ourselves, to succeed on an international stage. Unfortunately, unless you’ve been hiding […]

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ICANT Cope With ICANN!

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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