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Why ‘Whois’ Must be Fixed to Comply with GDPR [Audio]

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May this year, and one area of contention that has emerged is the question of Whois data. That’s the personal information of individuals or companies who register domain names. For historical reasons, domain registries and registrars have been contractually obliged to collect this data, and to […]

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Final Call: It’s Time to Claim your IE Domain Name [Video]

From March, it will be easier to register an IE domain name, as registrants will no longer be required to demonstrate that they have a “claim to the name”. They’ll still have to show that they have a connection to Ireland, but questions about why they want to register a particular domain name will no longer apply. It’s a small change really, but […]

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Check it Out Quick: These Domain Names are Half Price!

Hot on the heels of last week’s New Year Domain Deals, here’s a further 20 top-level domains (TLDs) we’ve reduced to half-price* until further notice. These particular top-level domains correspond to valuable keywords, and they are priced accordingly. Half-price on these names adds up to significant savings on the first year of registration. These deals […]

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Christmas Comes to Blacknight

Tomorrow marks the winter solstice, and while it’s business-as-usual here at Blacknight for the rest of the week, there’s already a holiday feeling in the air. We’ve posted our office hours for the holiday period at Blacknight.Christmas. Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th are public holidays in Ireland and the office will be closed. Office hours […]

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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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