Archive | August, 2016

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Win Tickets to ‘The Outing’ with Blacknight

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Keith Kelly on Twitter. @blacknight @theouting_ie https://t.co/MLj9gJZQpb Doing again JUST to be sure I'm in! Need this in my double denimless life! #theouting — Keith Kelly (@Keith_el) September 2, 2016 Thanks to everyone who entered – we’ll have another giveaway next week! To celebrate our sponsorship of The Outing, we’re giving […]

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Blacknight announces sponsorship of 'The Outing' LGBT Music & Matchmaking Weekend in Clare!

Blacknight Sponsors The Outing LGBT Music & Matchmaking Weekend in Clare!

UPDATE: Tickets competition extended to Friday 2 September! TheOuting.LGBT is more than just clever use of a new Top Level Domain – it’s a brilliant idea to celebrate the positive, forward-looking Ireland we in Blacknight are proud to be a part of. As festival organiser Eddie McGuinness describes it: “it’s a new twist on an old tradition”. Historically, people […]

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Happy Birthday To .Online!

One year ago the .online top level domain name was launched. It quickly grew to become one of the more successful new domains with more than 38 thousand domain names being registered in the first 24 hours. One year later the .online domain is still going strong and the guys at the registry (Radix) have […]

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Facebook is Celebrating Internaut Day – Should We?

We’ve already celebrated the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. On 12 March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for a distributed system of hyperlinked documents on the internet. Just over two years later, the web went public, when Berners -Lee began posting details of The WWW Project on newsgroups, beginning on 6 August 1991. […]

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Blacknight.Blog Breaks New Ground

Michele, our CEO, has posted about the launch of the new .BLOG domain, which has just entered its sunrise phase. Trademark owners can apply for their domains from now until October 17, and we are also taking pre-registration applications for the later Landrush and General Availability phases. Meanwhile, our company blog has a new home, at Blacknight.blog. In many ways, […]

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Vote for Blacknight.blog in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Vote for the Blacknight Blog for Blog Awards Ireland

Not only has our company blog found a new home as one of the first blogs using the new .BLOG domain, but Blacknight.blog also has the honour of being shortlisted in two categories of the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016. Blacknight.blog is a finalist in two of the corporate blog categories: Digital & Technology, and also Marketing and Communications. 20% of the […]

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How Aware Are People Of New Domain Extensions?

Earlier this year ICANN commissioned a study to see how aware consumers are of  domain name extensions, both “legacy” ones like .com and .org and the new ones such as .tech, .online etc.,. The results make for interesting reading: More than half of respondents (52 percent) were aware of at least one new gTLD. Awareness […]

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