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Brighten Up Your Desktop!

Whether you are using Windows, Apple or some flavour of linux on your desktop, wouldn’t a nice background image / wallpaper brighten things up? Alan in Spoiltchild design came up with what we think is a nice attractive desktop image for us to use and give away. We’ve made three versions available: 800 x 600 […]

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Happy Easter!

This weekend is a long weekend for Easter, so our offices will be closing until Tuesday morning. If you have any support queries over the weekend please use our helpdesk – support@blacknight.ie and have a good weekend!

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Windows Hosting Special Offer

The last few weeks have seen a lot of activity chez Blacknight, so we may have forgotten to tell you all about some of our new additions, such as our latest special offer We’re currently running a special offer on Windows server 2003 based hosting Up until now we’ve been offering Linux hosting and Windows […]

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EU Domains – The First Few Days

As of Friday last, April 7th 2006, the .eu domain, which is intended to be the domain name for Europe has been open to everyone resident in the European Union. To date there have been nearly 1.5 million domains actively registered. Whether the rate of registrations will continue at the current rate remains to be […]

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Podcasting Channel Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new podcasting channel on ENN in association with PodLeaders. Tom Raftery, who has built up a reputation as one of Ireland’s foremost podcasters, has been running a series of high profile interviews on podleaders.com for the last few months. Past interviewees have included Vint Cerf, Marc […]

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Speed Test Moved to New Network

We have just migrated our speed test site to our new network which peers at INEX, the Irish Internet Neutral Exchange. The site allows Irish internet users check their download, upload and roundtrip speeds for free, while also allowing them to track up to ten previous tests. The new connectivity means that the site is […]

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IE Domain Scammer

We have received a number of calls this week related to a new domain scam. While most domain scams are related to .com domains, this recent one is targetting owners of IE domains only. The caller, who identifies himself as “Steve” and gave a Dublin number, claims to be from the IEDR or possibly “the […]

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Commercial Applications of New Internet Channels

Throughout the year the Irish Internet Association is organising a series of events covering a range of topics related to the internet industry. On 12 April they are organising a half-day event covering blogging and podcasting. Brian Greene from Doop will be giving a talk on podcasting, while I will be giving one on blogging. […]

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

Today is a national holiday in Ireland and we would like to wish all our clients and suppliers a very happy and peaceful day. Needless to say our support desk will still be manned throughout the festivities, although our office will be closed

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