Archive | October, 2015

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Heading To Web Summit? So Are We!

Web Summit is on next week in Dublin’s RDS and we’ll be there. This year’s event will be the last one to be held in Dublin and since our offices aren’t that far away several of our staff will be in attendance throughout the week. Conn will be our “roving reporter” and providing coverage of […]

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.LIVE in .STUDIO is Where The Magic Happens

Two new Top Level Domains (TLDs) just entered General Availability at 5pm today: .LIVE and .STUDIO. If you’re involved in broadcasting, media, art or dance, or creative work of any kind, the studio is where the magic happens. Now there’s a domain to describe that special space online. One of the most profound revolutions of the Internet has […]

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Madrid Here We Come!

Tomorrow I’ll be heading off to Madrid for the first of two “Domaining Spain” events. Friday’s event, which is being held in downtown Madrid, will cover several aspects of the current domain industry and how it relates to both domain investors and entrepreneurs. It’ll be followed in couple of weeks by another event this time […]

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Yesterday’s Network & DNS Outage

Normally we don’t write about service issues on this site. We have a specific site we reserve solely for that. Yesterday, however, we had a major network and DNS outage that impacted a very large number of our customers. Our teams worked as quickly as they could to both respond to queries from our customers as […]

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#ICANN54 By The Numbers

ICANN’s 54th public meeting officially closed yesterday afternoon, though there are still several meetings being held today and tomorrow.. Several of our staff were at the meeting throughout the week, both attending various sessions as well as holding meetings with partners. We were also involved with the gala on Monday night, which seems to have […]

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Honoured and Humbled Again

Recognition is always nice. It’s even nicer when it’s from your peers and when you find yourself not only being inducted into the Irish Internet Hall of Fame, then I guess it’s pretty “epic”. The other week I was honoured to be inducted into the Irish Internet Hall of Fame alongside Ann O’Dea, Darren McAuliffe, Colm […]

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Welcome to Dublin, ICANN. The Party’s On Us!

At Blacknight, we’re excited about ICANN 54. It’s not often that 2,500 geeks show up in our capital city looking to talk about domains, IP addresses and Internet governance. We’ve been enthusiastic participants at ICANN meetings around the globe, and our CEO Michele Neylon currently chairs the ICANN Registrar Stakeholder Group. We’re excited because we’re finally getting a chance […]

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