Blacknight sponsors the Festival Centre at IndieCork

Win Season Tickets to The IndieCork Festival with Blacknight

It’s the weekend – and time for another Blacknight giveaway. We’re sponsoring the Festival Centre at this year’s IndieCork Festival of Film and Media Art – and we’ve got two golden tickets to give away! These are season tickets, worth €70 each, granting admission to all screenings. Terms and conditions apply. Once again, it’s a social media […]

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Be Aware of Ransomware

There’s been a worrying increase in incidences of so-called ransomware attacks. Typically these involve a trojan, delivered as an email attachment which, when opened, encrypts the user’s files so that they are inaccessible before displaying a ransom note, demanding sums ranging from hundreds to several thousand euros in return for the encryption key. In an age where data is power, […]

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Win More Tickets to The Outing LGBT Weekend in Lisdoonvarna

Update: Congratulations to the winner: Nikky T! Following on the success of last week’s competition, we’re giving away another pair of tickets to The Outing, the Blacknight-sponsored LGBT Matchmaking and Music Festival in Lisdoonvarna! The tickets are for two people sharing, and cover three nights B&B and admission to all the entertainment over the weekend of the 7-9 […]

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Blacknight sponsors the Festival Centre at IndieCork

Blacknight Sponsors the IndieCork Festival Centre

We’re delighted to announce that Blacknight will be a major sponsor of the IndieCork Festival, Cork’s festival of independent film and music in October. This year, for the first time, IndieCork will have a Festival Centre: The Blacknight Festival Centre located at the Kino Cinema on Washington St. Long known as the original arthouse cinema in Cork, the […]

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Win Tickets to ‘The Outing’ with Blacknight

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Keith Kelly on Twitter. @blacknight @theouting_ie https://t.co/MLj9gJZQpb Doing again JUST to be sure I'm in! Need this in my double denimless life! #theouting — Keith Kelly (@Keith_el) September 2, 2016 Thanks to everyone who entered – we’ll have another giveaway next week! To celebrate our sponsorship of The Outing, we’re giving […]

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Blacknight announces sponsorship of 'The Outing' LGBT Music & Matchmaking Weekend in Clare!

Blacknight Sponsors The Outing LGBT Music & Matchmaking Weekend in Clare!

UPDATE: Tickets competition extended to Friday 2 September! TheOuting.LGBT is more than just clever use of a new Top Level Domain – it’s a brilliant idea to celebrate the positive, forward-looking Ireland we in Blacknight are proud to be a part of. As festival organiser Eddie McGuinness describes it: “it’s a new twist on an old tradition”. Historically, people […]

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Happy Birthday To .Online!

One year ago the .online top level domain name was launched. It quickly grew to become one of the more successful new domains with more than 38 thousand domain names being registered in the first 24 hours. One year later the .online domain is still going strong and the guys at the registry (Radix) have […]

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Visualising The Top 250 New Domain Extensions As The London Tube

There are now over 1000 new top level domain names “out there”. Some have proven popular. Others have struggled. That’s to be expected. The guys over at Nominet, the .uk registry and also backend provider for .blog, released an interesting visualisation of new TLDs earlier today. Instead of trying to cram every single domain extension […]

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Facebook is Celebrating Internaut Day – Should We?

We’ve already celebrated the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. On 12 March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for a distributed system of hyperlinked documents on the internet. Just over two years later, the web went public, when Berners -Lee began posting details of The WWW Project on newsgroups, beginning on 6 August 1991. […]

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