Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Off to Marrakesh for ICANN 65

ICANN public meetings are held three times a year. The most recent one was in Kobe, Japan and the next one will be kicking off this weekend in Marrakesh, Morocco. As usual I’ll be there representing the company, while also sitting on the GNSO Council as one of the 3 representatives of registrars. ICANN operates […]

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RIPE 78: Human Rights, Women in Tech and more

This week I’ll be attending the RIPE meeting in Iceland. The week’s schedule should be quite interesting, with both plenary sessions on various topics, as well as some more specific sessions organised by the various working groups. Topics that will be covered are, naturally, of a very technical nature for the most part, but there […]

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Sunsetting Entry Level Windows Hosting

For many small businesses choosing between Linux and Windows powered hosting has always been a source of confusion. Windows hosting makes perfect sense if you, or your developer, is building web applications using ASP.NET or leveraging other technologies that are specific to a Microsoft stack. If you know the difference between MS SQL and Maria […]

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ICANN GDD Bangkok 2019

Off to Bangkok for Domains & DNS

Next week ICANN is organising a number of events that are focussed on the more operational side of domains and DNS. For the last few years ICANN’s Global Domains Division (GDD) has organised an annual conference that was aimed at registrars, registries and related organisations, but with a much stronger focus on our day to […]

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Final Call on IOL Email

Today (30th April 2019) is the final day that you can switch your IOL.ie email over to ourselves. If you don’t make the switch today your old IOL.ie email account will be shutdown and you will NOT be able to move it to us. As we previously announced, we are working with BT Ireland to […]

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Important: IOL, EsatClear & OceanFree Email

As we announced earlier this year, we’re taking over the email services for several of the original free ISP email accounts. Those services are: @iol.ie@iolfree.ie@oceanfree.net@esatclear.net It’s a bit of Irish internet history … When the internet was introduced to the Irish market many many years ago IOL and other ISPs were some of the first […]

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Secure Your Account With 2 Step Verification

We’re adding a new security feature to our systems this week which will make your account login more secure. What is it? We’re adding two step verification as an option for all user accounts. So to login you’ll need your username, your password AND the randomly generated code from your authenticator app. What does this […]

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Minor Changes to our Login Process

We are currently working on making some changes to the login process for the main Blacknight control panel. At the moment the login screen looks like this: Current login screen I won’t bore you with the technical issues, but making any changes to the current login screen is overly complicated. So we’re rolling out some […]

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Build Your Personal Brand

We talk about branding and marketing online quite a bit. It’s something we think is very important for everyone. It doesn’t matter if your business is one or two people, or has a staff of thousands. Having a strong, recognisable brand is important. Of course the same is true for any of us on an […]

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