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GDPR Perspectives Webinar

We’ve talked about GDPR a few times over the last few months, but our focus has been mostly around the implications for domain name whois ie. the public directory associated with domain names. I’d love to say that we won’t be talking about that again in the future, but nothing could be further from the […]

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108 New .IE Domains Registered Every Day – 2017 the Strongest Year Ever

2017 was the strongest year on record for registrations of new .IE domains, but it’s likely to be beaten by 2018 as registration rules are relaxed in March. That’s according to the latest dot-IE Domain Profile Report, published today by IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, […]

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Introducing The Blacknight Podcast

We’ve been doing podcasts on the Blacknight Blog for about 6 months now. The Blacknight Podcast started off slowly and tentatively, but we think we like it, so we’re going to keep doing it! 🙂 Now we’ve gone all in and published the subscription feed (in RSS format), and got ourselves listed on Apple podcasts as well. What’s it about? Well, we’re […]

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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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