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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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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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SMEs – Don’t you just love ’em!

Our video booth at The Blacknight SME Awards was huge fun. We’ve already shared our conversations with the winners in the retail categories; now all the winners videos are online – all captured in the minutes after they came off stage, clutching their trophies. But while there could be only one winner of each category, the real […]

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Winners of the Blacknight SME Awards 2016. Photo Credit: Ryan Whalley.

Feeling the Love at the Blacknight SME Awards!

We had a great time last night at the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork, in the company of over 200 like-minded, hardworking, talented and beautiful Irish SMEs! 15 awards were presented – plus the Grand Prix which went to Brú Brewery from Trim County Meath! It’s their latest award, after scooping gold, silver and bronze medals […]

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Short IE Domains Update

We have been informed by IEDR that the launch of “General Availability” or “GA” for “short” IE domain names has been delayed. IEDR have not provided a clear date when GA will open, though they are currently indicating “mid-May”. This morning the auctions for contested applications from the landrush phase opened. These auctions will run […]

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Short IE Domain Auctions Starting

We’ve provided a few updates over the last couple of weeks about the auction of short IE domains. Short domains are a wonderful resource for brand owners. You can user them in a lot of innovative ways, so it’ll be very interesting to see how people use the short IE domain names assigned via the […]

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A Peek Inside The Short IE Auction System

Following on from our previous posts about the auctions for short IE domain names, we reached out to IEDR staff to get more information to share. So here we have a few screenshots of the what the auction system looks like. The login screen will look something like this: As previously mentioned, the login details […]

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So You Applied For A Short IE Domain. Now What?

The “landrush” phase for “short” IE domains closed earlier this week. So now what? If you applied for a short IE domain name during landrush there are a number of possible outcomes: Your application will be denied Your application will be successful AND uncontested Your application will be accepted BUT it’s contested Let’s look at […]

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