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Dot-Irish, the new domain for everyone who 's Irish - or wants to be - enters General Availaibity today.

Dot-Irish is Live – Here’s Why We Are Celebrating!

The moment has arrived! Dot-Irish, the new domain for everyone who’s Irish – or wants to be – enters General Availability at 16:00 UTC, or 5pm Irish time, today. Here at Blacknight we have a sophisticated pre-ordering system, allowing people to pre-order their domains for .Irish, and other TLDs, several months in advance. At 5pm, pre-ordered […]

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Trademark Claims Notices

As part of the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) that ICANN implemented for new top level domain names they created a system called the Trademark Clearinghouse. If you are a trademark holder you can register your trademarks with the clearinghouse. This serves two purposes: you can participate in “sunrise” periods for any new TLD launch you […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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.Irish Is Go!

I love it when a plan comes together .. The .irish domain name extension is finally in “landrush” and “general availability”, when everyone will be able to get their preferred domain on a first come first served basis is only a few weeks away. This is exciting. A domain name for the global Irish community […]

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Sharing Experiences In Amman

Next week the Middle East DNS Forum is being held in Amman, Jordan. Its’ the second time the event has been held and I’m delighted to have been asked to speak at it. I’ll be speaking on a panel entitled “New gTLDs: Experiences, and the Way Forward” which will bring together registrars and registries of […]

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Get .Global Domains

Are you going .global? Want a rebate?

If you’re planning on launching multiple .global domains then this is definitely the week to do it. The registry behind the .global extension is offering a $25 rebate on each .global domain purchased. Please see the registry page for full details and terms and conditions. All rebates are handled via the registry and not through […]

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Find A Good Domain Name Faster Now

Over the past few weeks our technical team have been working hard on improving and speeding up our domain name search functions. The domain search on our site was slow. It was unwieldy and it simply wasn’t “fun” using it. They’re still working on improving how domain names are displayed to you on our site, […]

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What Do People Think About New Top Level Domains?

It’s been over a year since the first new top level domains (the bit on the right of the dot) became available to register by businesses and individuals around the world. We’ve been offering them to our clients since June of this year and currently offer around 200 different domain name extensions. (We’ll be adding […]

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Navigating A Sea of Domains

Once upon a time, not so long ago, if you wanted to setup a website for your business or personal project you had a pretty straightforward choice. You could grab a relatively good .com domain name or maybe a .ie or a .co.uk. In the last couple of years those choices expanded a little, so […]

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ICANN 51 Los Angeles preview

What’s Hot At #ICANN51?

ICANN’s 3rd public meeting of 2014 takes place in Los Angeles. Officially the meeting opens on Monday 12th October but, as usual, there’s plenty going on in the days leading up to the official opening ceremony. I’m currently Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group within ICANN. It’s the representative body for ICANN accredited registrars worldwide, […]

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