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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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ICANN 55 Marrakech

ICANN 55 Next Week In Marrakech

As you may know, ICANN holds three public meetings every year. The most recent one, ICANN 54, was held in Dublin ie. just up the road! Remember the numbers from that one? So the next meeting is being held in Marrakech, Morocco. It starts “officially” next Saturday, though I will need to head over on Thursday […]

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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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Don’t Ignore The Internet’s Nuts and Bolts

The internet as we know it is under constant attack. I don’t mean by DDOS or other “charming” things, though it’d be incredibly dumb to ignore them. What I’m talking about is the ongoing battle between the “open” and “free”. What I’m talking about is the balance between industry “self-regulation” vs government’s “top down” regulation […]

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Blacknight Says No To SOPA

Blacknight Does Not Support SOPA

We’ve always been strong believers in striking as sane a balance as possible between privacy, freedom of expression and protection of both 3rd parties’ rights and due process. We maintain good relations with law enforcement, government and the security community. We take our responsibility as a good corporate citizen in the internet ecosystem very seriously. […]

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IRMA, Eircom and the Death of Freedom

I was brought up to be proud of my heritage. Having lived and worked outside Ireland I was never ashamed of my Irish identity. However that has changed. When private organisations like IRMA and Eircom skip the judicial process and enter into agreements that curtail free speech it makes me ashamed to carry an Irish […]

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