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IE Domain Registration to be Simplified

The short version: Before the end of March 2018 the .ie domain name registry rules are going to be simplified. A LOT. All you’ll need to do is show your “connection” with Ireland in order to get a .ie domain name. What that means is that if you’re an Irish resident or business you’ll just […]

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Universal Acceptance is the Challenge for the International Internet [Audio]

This week on the Blacknight Podcast we talk to Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Click on the player below to play the podcast, or download it here: 21:12; 12MB; MP3.   Regular readers and listeners will know that ICANN is the international […]

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Announcing the Blacknight Black Friday Domain Deals!

It’s Thanksgiving Day in North America, and while turkeys in Europe are safe for another month, there is one aspect of American life which we will be embracing enthusiastically again this year: Black Friday. Of course we’ll do it ‘ironically’, perhaps; frowning in disapproval. It’s soulless consumerism, we’ll say. Now, what was that coupon code […]

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Missed WordCamp Dublin? Now You Can Watch It All! [Video]

Here at Blacknight, we were delighted to have an opportunity to sponsor WordCamp Dublin last month. So many of our customers (and staff) use WordPress, and over the years, we’ve seen WordPress go from a small open-source blogging project, into a platform for business, an ecosystem for developers and a global community of empowered users. […]

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Italian ccTLD Celebrates 30 Years This Month

2017 marks 30 years of the .it domain name registry and they’re celebrating with an event in Milan later this month. I’ll be heading over to represent Blacknight, as a .it domain name registrar. The event should be pretty interesting as it’ll be focussed on the Italian digital economy with speakers from a broad variety […]

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ICANN 60 the GDPR Post-Mortem

I predicted that the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi last week would be dominated by discussions centring around GDPR. I was proven correct. Sure, there were other items on the agenda, some that took me and other attendees a little by surprise. But the topic that dominated the meeting was GDPR. With the clock ticking […]

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