Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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EU Domain Brexit Update

We have been keeping a close eye on developments involving the .eu domain and Brexit. As a result of the most recent changes to Brexit the .eu domain name registry (EURid) have announced that they are suspending all actions for now. Once the UK’s plans with respect to withdrawing from the European Union are updated […]

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We Need to Explain to MEPs that Article 17 is a Bad Idea

Blacknight is joining with thousands of people today, individuals, organisations and SMEs like ourselves, in a Day of Action to persuade Members of the European Parliament to reject Article 17 (formerly Article 13) of the proposed EU Copyright Directive in a crucial vote next week. As the law currently stands, internet users are themselves responsible […]

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Brexit and .EU Domains

If you have a .eu domain name with us and you’re using an address in the UK you’ll probably have got an email from us in the last couple of days. As we’ve mentioned several times over the past few months Brexit will have an impact on a number of things, including .eu domain names. […]

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Phishing Attack Targeting Blacknight

We’ll try to keep this short and to the point. Over the last few days there have been a number of phishing attacks targeting us and our clients. The emails we’ve seen look similar to this one: We obviously did NOT send this email and we generally do not send people emails saying there’s a […]

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UK Domain “Right of Registration” Expiring Soon

If you’ve had a co.uk domain name for a few years you might have got email from us recently about a “reserved” .uk domain. What’s this all about? When Nominet, the domain registry for co.uk (and .uk and others) introduced registrations directly under .uk they put a layer of protection in place for existing holders […]

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Want a Job? We’re Hiring Again

I’ll keep this short, sweet and to the point. We’ve got a vacancy in our finance team which we’d like to fill. You can read more about the role here. Our headquarters are in Carlow, Ireland. And if you’d like to read more about why working for us in Carlow isn’t a bad thing then […]

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Save BIG on .xyz!

It’s Black Friday, so it’s time for us to unveil some of our BIG discounts on domain names. First up is a HUGE discount on .xyz domain names. From now until Monday you’ll be able to get a .xyz domain name for a mere €0.99 (ex-VAT)! We’ll be announcing a few more discounts and promotions […]

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Getting Started With Hosting, Email, FTP and More

Once you’ve bought a domain name and some hosting you’re ready to get your site online. Or are you? If you’re technically minded then you might be able to get up and running quickly, but if you’re new to the wonderful world of domain names, website hosting, email and uploading files etc., then it can […]

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Talking Human Rights and Business at the UN

Next week I’ll be in Paris for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The event, which is now in its 13th year, is held under the auspices of the United Nations, with this year’s edition being held in the UNESCO buildings in central Paris. The IGF tends to attract a varied group of people from government, […]

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