Archive | March, 2017

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Dot-LONDON Domain Names: An Unbelievable Deal at €7.99!

“Oh Mary, this London’s a wonderful sight With the people all working by day and by night” – Percy French London: capital city; financial centre; tourist destination; conference location; celebrity haunt; travel and commerce hub; a mecca for culture and art. Now it’s a domain extension as well! Launched in 2015, dot-LONDON is a Geo-TLD (a Geographical Top-Level Domain, […]

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Trading Online Vouchers Offer Expertise as Well as Cash [Video]

Blacknight went to Cork earlier this month, to take part in the South Cork Local Enterprise Office Information Day about the Trading Online Vouchers (TOV) scheme. These vouchers are available to SMEs from Local Enterprises Offices (LEOs) all over Ireland, providing matched funding up to €2500 to help companies to trade online. But as Dr Stephen […]

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Making Sure Domains Work Everywhere

Once upon a time domains were simpler. A domain extension (the bit on the right of the dot) was at most 3 letters long. And the only valid character set for a domain name (either side of the dot) was the standard Latin one without any accents of any kind. So if you were writing […]

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St Patrick’s Day 2017 Opening Hours

  Friday 17 March 2017 is St Patrick’s Day, and a public holiday in Ireland. Our offices will be closed; however a limited sales and helpdesk service will be available, with live chat and telephone service from 12pm to 4pm. The usual out-of-hours support will be available to colocation and dedicated server customers. Normal office hours […]

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Tá Gach Seachtain ina Seachtain na Gaeilge ar an Idirlíon!

With Irish-language interfaces on popular social media services, and the advent of ‘fadas‘ in both the IE and IRISH domains, the Internet is friendlier than ever towards the language. As we celebrate ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, lets remember that every week can be Irish week. Tá an tIdirlíon cáinte go láidir le déanaí – go h-áirithe an gné sóisialta a […]

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Our Paddy’s Day Domain Deal: dot-IRISH only €1.99!

As we reported recently, the .IRISH domain has been acquired by the Donuts registry and transitioned to their system on March 1. Now, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, we’ve slashed the prices for first-year registration on dot-IRISH domain names, to just €1.99! At Blacknight, we’re known for being proudly Irish: Irish-owned; Irish-based; Irish infrastructure – you get the […]

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Building Trust: What Your Web and Email Addresses Say About You

Last week we wrote about ‘trust signals’ – and outlined some steps we had taken to enhance the trust in our own online presence, using Digital Certificates and Twitter verification. But for many businesses there’s something even simpler they can do first to improve their online credibility: get a domain name and use it! New research by the IE […]

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Domain Discounts to Shout About

We like running offers and discounts on domain names and hosting. Normally we run a discount promotion on one or two domain extensions at a time, but this time round we are running mega promotion across over 150 domain name extensions. Over 150! So which domain names are in the discount offer? There’s a lot […]

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Want to Meet? Keep Track of Events we Attend

We’ve always attended events both in Ireland and overseas and 2017 is no different. And one of the things that I’ve always enjoyed about attending events is that you can often get to meet the person behind the email or the Twitter avatar. I always enjoy that.  However we probably haven’t done a very good […]

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Get €25 off the Ecommerce Association’s Post-Peak Analysis Event!

It’s never too early to plan for Christmas. For business people, it’s vital. In fact, the best time to plan for peak-time is when the memories and data are fresh from the previous peak! That’s why the Ecommerce Association of Ireland is holding an extraordinary day of practical discussion on planning for peak, and what might happen […]

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