Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Say NO to the Filternet!

Copyright is important to protect content creators. That’s not a problem in itself, however some of the proposals that governments have come up with over the years to help protect and enforce copyright have gone way too far. The EU copyright reforms have been under discussion for several years and while the “spirit” of the […]

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Brexit Impact on .EU Domains

We are a domain name registrar and hosting provider, so we aren’t going to get embroiled in a philosophical debate about Brexit. We, do, however care deeply about how Brexit can impact our clients and there is a tangible impact of Brexit on some of our clients and the products and services we provide them […]

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Get Online and Support Charity!

Would you like to get your business online? How about setting up a website in under 20 minutes? If you said yes to either or both of those questions then maybe you should attend our upcoming workshop here in Carlow, which we are holding in collaboration with Carlow Chamber. The event will be held in […]

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Don’t Scare Away Your Customers

With the release of Chrome 68 (July 24th 2018) if your website doesn’t have an SSL secure certificate visitors to it are going to get a fairly scary message. Why? Google has been pushing for HTTPS everywhere for some time. Over the last year the Chrome browser, which has around 60% of the global browser […]

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Keeping More Data in the European Union

We’ve written quite a bit over the last few months about data protection, privacy and, of course, GDPR. We’ve always been very cautious about how our data and that of our clients is handled. Wherever possible we’ve always tried to keep data in Ireland or at least firmly within the European Union. However in some […]

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What can law Enforcement Expect From us?

A few weeks ago I wrote about how and why we’re planning on doing a transparency report. The rationale behind providing the transparency report is fairly self-evident. However if we’re going to be transparent about what people are asking us for, whether those requests are valid or not, then we should be transparent with third […]

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ICANN 62 Panama City

ICANN Panama Will be all About GDPR and Data Addiction

The 62nd ICANN public meeting will be starting this weekend. The location? Panama City, Panama. I’ll be there both representing Blacknight, as well as in my role as Chair of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, as well as an elected representative of the Registrar Stakeholder Group to the GNSO Council. Translation? I’ll be wearing more than […]

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Current Whois Data vs Historic Whois Data Published via 3rd Parties

We often get contacted by clients who have questions and queries about whois data or domain name registration data. People get understandably upset when the information they’ve provided in good faith to simply register a domain name, is abused by unscrupulous marketers to try and sell them products and services they’ve never expressed any interest […]

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Increasing Transparency

I’ve always been a strong believer in being honest and transparent with our clients. Lying to them or misleading them, be that in our communications or our marketing, in my mind was never going to be a winning strategy. As a company this is an ethos we’ve tried to instil with all our staff and […]

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