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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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Another Blacknight Bank Holiday Blog Post!

Monday 4 June is a public holiday in Ireland. 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 colocation and dedicated server customers. Online domain sales […]

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Some Changes for GDPR Compliance

GDPR comes into force this Friday, so it’s time for us to give another small update on what we’ve been doing. TLDR version? All our policies can be found here. We’ve always tried to be transparent about what we do and why we do it, so, in many respects, GDPR doesn’t really change that, but […]

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