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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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Increasing Transparency

I’ve always been a strong believer in being honest and transparent with our clients. Lying to them or misleading them, be that in our communications or our marketing, in my mind was never going to be a winning strategy. As a company this is an ethos we’ve tried to instil with all our staff and […]

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Have you Heard our Ad on RTÉ Radio 1?

We’ve been advertising on RTÉ Radio 1 for a few weeks now, on primetime programmes like Morning Ireland and Drivetime. If you haven’t heard it, click here for a listen!   The message is simple, designed to make the most of 20 seconds of airtime. In a nutshell: “Customers place more trust in businesses that […]

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