Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Why I’m Spending This Week in Washington DC

Blacknight, as you know, is a 100% Irish owned and operated company. It’s something we’re proud of and one of the many reasons Irish businesses trust us to provide them with services. This week, however, I am not in Ireland. I’m not even in Europe. Instead I am in Washington DC  joining other members of […]

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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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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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Domain Registry Changes Coming to .Irish Domain

We’ve talked about the .irish domain name extension quite a bit over the last couple of years. Recently, however, we’ve been a little quiet about it, but that’s all going to change starting today. We still think that .irish is a fantastic choice for anyone with an affinity to Ireland or who is proud to […]

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DNS Magic Behind the Scenes

DNS. It’s not exciting or particularly interesting for most businesses. Yet you all use the DNS every single day when you browse the internet, send emails or use apps on your mobile phone or tablet. DNS is the internet’s address book system and when it’s working you shouldn’t care about it, but if there’s a […]

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Extending Outlook With Office 365 Add-ins

I’ve always been a firm believer in “eating our own dog food”, so shortly after we launched Office 365 I switched one of my personal domain’s email over to it. While Microsoft traditionally was focussed on Windows software only, in recent years their support for Mac users has improved dramatically and the Outlook app on […]

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