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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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Blacknight.Blog Breaks New Ground

Michele, our CEO, has posted about the launch of the new .BLOG domain, which has just entered its sunrise phase. Trademark owners can apply for their domains from now until October 17, and we are also taking pre-registration applications for the later Landrush and General Availability phases. Meanwhile, our company blog has a new home, at Blacknight.blog. In many ways, […]

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Vote for Blacknight.blog in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Vote for the Blacknight Blog for Blog Awards Ireland

Not only has our company blog found a new home as one of the first blogs using the new .BLOG domain, but Blacknight.blog also has the honour of being shortlisted in two categories of the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016. Blacknight.blog is a finalist in two of the corporate blog categories: Digital & Technology, and also Marketing and Communications. 20% of the […]

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IEDR Wants YOUR Input! Should An Aftermarket For IE Domains Be Allowed?

Over the past year or so I’ve been involved with the IEDR’s Policy Advisory Committee along with representatives from other registrars, the Irish government and a variety of other stakeholder organisations. So far we’ve been working our way through a number of policy changes that have been on the table for some time. Some of the […]

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