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RIPE 78: Human Rights, Women in Tech and more

This week I’ll be attending the RIPE meeting in Iceland. The week’s schedule should be quite interesting, with both plenary sessions on various topics, as well as some more specific sessions organised by the various working groups. Topics that will be covered are, naturally, of a very technical nature for the most part, but there […]

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It’s Tech Week – Let the Kids Code

It’s Tech Week 2019, and Blacknight is delighted to be helping out at the National Scratch Finals tomorrow at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Organised by the Irish Computer Society (ICS), Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. It’s made up of a range of classroom […]

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Sunsetting Entry Level Windows Hosting

For many small businesses choosing between Linux and Windows powered hosting has always been a source of confusion. Windows hosting makes perfect sense if you, or your developer, is building web applications using ASP.NET or leveraging other technologies that are specific to a Microsoft stack. If you know the difference between MS SQL and Maria […]

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Podcast interview with Humberto Carrasco, director of the NIC Chile legal assistance clinic at Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile.

Levelling the Field for Domain Disputes in Chile [Audio]

Like anything that has value, domain names can be the subject of disputes, which is why dispute resolution procedures have been developed by domain registries, based on World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) rules. But even though these procedures are designed to be less expensive than going to court, the advantage of professional legal advice can […]

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ICANN GDD Bangkok 2019

Off to Bangkok for Domains & DNS

Next week ICANN is organising a number of events that are focussed on the more operational side of domains and DNS. For the last few years ICANN’s Global Domains Division (GDD) has organised an annual conference that was aimed at registrars, registries and related organisations, but with a much stronger focus on our day to […]

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May Bank Holiday Working Arrangements at Blacknight

May Bank Holiday Working Arrangements

Monday 6 May is a public holiday in Ireland, and the following working arrangements are in place: Support will be available by email and live chat from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday. Telephone service will be provided for support, accounts and sales from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The usual on-call support will be available to […]

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Blacknight is shortlisted in two categories for Ireland's Tech Excellence Awards 2019

Blacknight Shortlisted for Ireland’s Tech Excellence Awards

The shortlists have been announced for Ireland’s national Tech Excellence Awards 2019, and Blacknight is nominated in two categories. Our company joins five others on the shortlist for IT Professional of the Year, which will be presented to the individual or team who can demonstrate outstanding management of technology in their enterprise. The award may […]

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Final Call on IOL Email

Today (30th April 2019) is the final day that you can switch your IOL.ie email over to ourselves. If you don’t make the switch today your old IOL.ie email account will be shutdown and you will NOT be able to move it to us. As we previously announced, we are working with BT Ireland to […]

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Important: IOL, EsatClear & OceanFree Email

As we announced earlier this year, we’re taking over the email services for several of the original free ISP email accounts. Those services are: @iol.ie@iolfree.ie@oceanfree.net@esatclear.net It’s a bit of Irish internet history … When the internet was introduced to the Irish market many many years ago IOL and other ISPs were some of the first […]

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