Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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IE Domain Registration to be Simplified

The short version: Before the end of March 2018 the .ie domain name registry rules are going to be simplified. A LOT. All you’ll need to do is show your “connection” with Ireland in order to get a .ie domain name. What that means is that if you’re an Irish resident or business you’ll just […]

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Italian ccTLD Celebrates 30 Years This Month

2017 marks 30 years of the .it domain name registry and they’re celebrating with an event in Milan later this month. I’ll be heading over to represent Blacknight, as a .it domain name registrar. The event should be pretty interesting as it’ll be focussed on the Italian digital economy with speakers from a broad variety […]

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ICANN 60 the GDPR Post-Mortem

I predicted that the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi last week would be dominated by discussions centring around GDPR. I was proven correct. Sure, there were other items on the agenda, some that took me and other attendees a little by surprise. But the topic that dominated the meeting was GDPR. With the clock ticking […]

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For the Love of Film

This week we’re involved with the Indie Cork festival in my native Cork. Conn will be giving a demo later this week on how you can get yourself up and running online in under 30 minutes. It’s free to attend so there’s no excuse not to! A lot of creators are online, but like so […]

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Extending Whois Privacy

We’ve been offering “whois privacy” with .com and .net domain names for several years. We have now extended the service to include several other domain name extensions, which means you can now get it with the following domain names: .biz domains .buzz domains .com domains .org domains .co domains .mobi domains .net domains .space domains […]

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Is Simplifying IE Domain Rules a Bad Thing?

  As we mentioned yesterday there is an ongoing public consultation on simplifying the IE domain name registration policy. We think this is a very positive move and are supportive of it. However some people have contacted us to express their concerns. The proposed changes are fairly dramatic, though they’re not out of line with […]

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