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WordPress Made Easy – with WordPress Toolkit for Plesk!

WordPress, the world’s most popular publishing platform, is a firm favourite with our customers. And now it’s easier than ever for users of our Plesk Onyx control panel. Plesk Onyx is a web-based control panel for administering physical and virtual (cloud) servers. These systems run Linux or Windows operating systems and offer much more functionality […]

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Keeping More Data in the European Union

We’ve written quite a bit over the last few months about data protection, privacy and, of course, GDPR. We’ve always been very cautious about how our data and that of our clients is handled. Wherever possible we’ve always tried to keep data in Ireland or at least firmly within the European Union. However in some […]

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What can law Enforcement Expect From us?

A few weeks ago I wrote about how and why we’re planning on doing a transparency report. The rationale behind providing the transparency report is fairly self-evident. However if we’re going to be transparent about what people are asking us for, whether those requests are valid or not, then we should be transparent with third […]

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2017 “A Record Year” for New IE Domain Registrations

IE Domain Registry, the company responsible for managing and maintaining Ireland’s country-code domain name, .IE, has published its annual report for 2017. Turnover increased by 3 percent from €3.03 million in 2016 to €3.12 million in 2017. The company recorded an operating profit after tax surplus of €255,252, an increase on an operating loss after […]

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Why We’re Proud to Be ‘Guaranteed Irish’!

At Blacknight we’ve always made much of being Irish. Partly, that’s because we operate internationally; you notice your nationality more when abroad. It’s also because we’re proud of our culture and heritage. We’re especially proud to have built a world-class domains, hosting and cloud services company in the rich countryside of South-East Ireland. We’re proud […]

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ICANN Panama Will be all About GDPR and Data Addiction

The 62nd ICANN public meeting will be starting this weekend. The location? Panama City, Panama. I’ll be there both representing Blacknight, as well as in my role as Chair of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, as well as an elected representative of the Registrar Stakeholder Group to the GNSO Council. Translation? I’ll be wearing more than […]

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Current Whois Data vs Historic Whois Data Published via 3rd Parties

We often get contacted by clients who have questions and queries about whois data or domain name registration data. People get understandably upset when the information they’ve provided in good faith to simply register a domain name, is abused by unscrupulous marketers to try and sell them products and services they’ve never expressed any interest […]

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