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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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No More Geographic Rule in IE Domain Rules

Registering .ie domain names will be a little bit easier from next week. From December 20th 2016 the “geographic rule” will no longer be in effect. If you never want to register a “geo” domain then you won’t care about this change, so you can stop reading. If, however, you like or would like to […]

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IEDR Christmas Closure

IEDR have informed us that they will be closed from December 23rd 2016 until January 3rd 2017. During this period no new .ie domain name registrations, registrant changes, or other administrative changes will be possible. Nameserver updates will be possible during this period. We would recommend clients to ensure that they get all documents and requests […]

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Belgian Domain Registry Updates Their Terms

The Belgian domain name registry operator DNS Belgium recently announced changes to their terms and conditions. These changes are not that dramatic and the registry will be contacting all impacted registrants directly. If you are the registrant of a .be domain name you can review the updated terms, the old terms and the main changes […]

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Blogger? The .blog Domain Is Here!

If you’re a blogger do you have your own domain name? The new .blog domain name is now available so if you wanted to setup a blog to talk about your favourite topic you can now register names like: mytopic.blog myhometown.blog myhobby.blog and thousands and thousands of other options. Here at Blacknight several of us […]

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DotBlog Launches This Afternoon

Do you have a blog? Are you using a “free” Blogger, Tumblr or WordPress blog? Why not upgrade to your very own domain name? At 3pm today the .blog domain name will become available for registration to anyone anywhere. You’ll be able to order yours from us for only €24.99 (ex-VAT) per year. Here’s Don […]

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IE domain names could soon have accents

Want a .IE Domain With a Fada?

It’s Friday, so I thought re-using a cat picture was the purrfect choice. Since yesterday it’s possible to register .ie domain names with accents (fadas). It’s something we’ve been talking about for several months over on Fada.ie. So if your company or business name (or idea) is in the Irish language (an gaeilge) you can […]

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Happy Birthday To .Online!

One year ago the .online top level domain name was launched. It quickly grew to become one of the more successful new domains with more than 38 thousand domain names being registered in the first 24 hours. One year later the .online domain is still going strong and the guys at the registry (Radix) have […]

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