Archive | April, 2016

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SMEs – Don’t you just love ’em!

Our video booth at The Blacknight SME Awards was huge fun. We’ve already shared our conversations with the winners in the retail categories; now all the winners videos are online – all captured in the minutes after they came off stage, clutching their trophies. But while there could be only one winner of each category, the real […]

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Two-Letter IE Domains are a Premium Opportunity at a Regular Price

We had a busy weekend as sponsors of the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork. It also gave us an opportunity to use our new two-letter IE domain, bk.ie, in a newspaper advertisement in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post. One and two-letter IE domains only recently became available due to a policy change at the IE Domain Registry (IEDR). The ‘landrush’ phase for those domains […]

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Winners of the Blacknight SME Awards 2016. Photo Credit: Ryan Whalley.

Feeling the Love at the Blacknight SME Awards!

We had a great time last night at the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork, in the company of over 200 like-minded, hardworking, talented and beautiful Irish SMEs! 15 awards were presented – plus the Grand Prix which went to Brú Brewery from Trim County Meath! It’s their latest award, after scooping gold, silver and bronze medals […]

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Operation #LoveSMEs Is Go!

Tomorrow is the big day! We will be heading to Cork in force tomorrow, with staff coming from Carlow, Wexford and Clare to help Damien and his team run a successful event. We’ve been looking forward to this and I know our team has put in a lot of time, energy and effort to make […]

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Short IE Domains Update

We have been informed by IEDR that the launch of “General Availability” or “GA” for “short” IE domain names has been delayed. IEDR have not provided a clear date when GA will open, though they are currently indicating “mid-May”. This morning the auctions for contested applications from the landrush phase opened. These auctions will run […]

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All Set For The SME Awards?

The waiting is almost over! The Blacknight SME Awards are being held this Saturday evening!!!! (We’re just a tad excited!) If you’re a finalist – well done! Whether you win or not you’ve already done so well in getting to the finals. You should be proud. As we’ve said several times over the last few […]

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Short IE Domain Auctions Starting

We’ve provided a few updates over the last couple of weeks about the auction of short IE domains. Short domains are a wonderful resource for brand owners. You can user them in a lot of innovative ways, so it’ll be very interesting to see how people use the short IE domain names assigned via the […]

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We #LoveSMEs ‘Cause They’re Sticky!

Over 80 companies have made it to the finals of the second annual Blacknight SME Awards – and we can’t wait to meet them all in Cork on April 16! We’re working with Mulley Communications and our MC Rick O’Shea to put the final touches to a special party: one that celebrates Irish SMEs in all their variety, in […]

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Blacknight Sponsors OFFSET Conference on Design and Creativity

If you’ve been on Dublin’s streets in the past week, you may be feeling more aesthetically stimulated than usual. It could be the stretch in the evenings, or it might be OFFSITE, the mini design festival which has been running since March 30th, aimed at taking design out of the studio and into the streets. OFFSITE is an offshoot (so to speak) from […]

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