Archive | February, 2014

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We’re Irish and Proud of it!

Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned and operated company. There are a whole load of reasons why we are proud of being Irish and why we’re happy to be Irish owned and based. Today we are formally unveiling the first of our online marketing initiatives that is focussed on a local market. In our case […]

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Please be cautious

We’ve had a number of reports from customers that were contacted by someone misrepresenting themselves as an employee of Blacknight. While it is possible that we will call customers from time to time please remember, as with all calls you receive, you should verify who you are talking to. This goes for all service providers […]

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Talking Marketing & Registrars in Guatemala

I’m heading off to Guatemala this weekend to speak at the LACTLD marketing workshop. (LACTLD is the association of country code operators for the Latin American / Central American region. ) The event runs over two days and is being held in what looks like being a rather swanky hotel in Antigua Guatemala, which is a […]

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Jumping on the Valentines day Bandwagon…

Who are we to miss out on a marketing opportunity. It’s Valentine’s day in 3 days and if you’re interested in doing something a little different for your loved one ( or even your crush ) why not get them a personal domain name? Roses are red, Violets are blue, We’re not poets Buy .me […]

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Say NO To Mass Surveillance

I love the internet. I love technology. I love the way that the Internet has revolutionised so many aspects of our daily lives. Before the advent of the Internet it would have been a lot harder for a small Irish company, such as ourselves, to succeed on an international stage. Unfortunately, unless you’ve been hiding […]

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ICANT Cope With ICANN!

I’m angry, frustrated and unhappy. Why? Due to ICANN. ICANN has put us and other European Union based registrars in an utterly ridiculous situation. We are expected to ask ICANN for permission to comply with Irish and EU data privacy law. Or put another way,  an Irish company is obliged to jump through hoops with a […]

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Warning: This Video contains Acronyms and Technical Specs

… and we make no apology for that! We’ve published a lot of media this week relating to the launch of Blacknight’s new data centre, but one item has attracted a good deal of attention from the hard core technologists.  Originally posted on Technology.ie, this video stars CTO Paul Kelly as he takes us on […]

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Reflecting on Ten Years Plus of Hard Work [Video]

  Blacknight’s new data centre was officially opened on Monday by the Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, before an audience of friends and colleagues. Afterwards, our CEO Michele Neylon spoke about the company’s 10-year journey, from a bedroom in Paul Kelly‘s sister’s house, to a 12,000 sq ft facility employing […]

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