Archive | March, 2016

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Want To Meet Us? Here’s Where We’ll Be

Our team is always on the go, so if you’d like to meet up with us to discuss hosting, domains, cloud services or anything else that might be of relevance to small business we’d love to meet you! Over the next few months we’ll be attending a number of key events: Blacknight SME Awards, Cork […]

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So You Applied For A Short IE Domain. Now What?

The “landrush” phase for “short” IE domains closed earlier this week. So now what? If you applied for a short IE domain name during landrush there are a number of possible outcomes: Your application will be denied Your application will be successful AND uncontested Your application will be accepted BUT it’s contested Let’s look at […]

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One Social Media Dashboard To Rule Them All

We’ve been using social media for years and we recognise the value and importance of it for our business. However, we’re also very conscious of how much of a challenge social media can be for small business. When we came across Sóshlr at a conference some time ago our curiosity was piqued. Maybe this was a tool […]

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Paint the web green this Paddy's Day

St Patrick’s Day and being Irish

Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned and run company. It’s something we’re proud of. Some of us are currently in Germany, at WHD.global,  and everyone is asking what we’re doing for the big day. St Patrick’s Day is a global phenomenon. For one day a year, every major landmark in the world turns green. It’s a time to […]

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Blacknight on TV!

We made the news last week, when a TV crew from Nuacht RTÉ/TG4 visited our company headquarters in Carlow. The purpose was to get our thoughts about the IEDR’s public consultation on the proposal to permit accented ‘fada’ characters used in the Irish language in .IE domain names. (We’re for it!)   You can find out […]

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SXSW 2016

Heading to Austin for #SXSW

Like last year I’ll be in heading to Austin again for SXSW. This year I’m an official speaker and I’ll be on a panel looking at ICANN, the IANA transition away from the US government and attempt to debunk some of the common myths and theories. The session is entitled: Giving the Internet Away? ICANN […]

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