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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
The Irish Internet Association, of which we are members, is organising a series of debates this year. The first debate is on the motion:The Internet is Crap and will not survive ! Needless to say I’ll be opposing the motion as will my team mates. Full details of the event are on the IIA site […]
What’s the difference between windows hosting and linux hosting? Why should you choose linux instead of windows?
The aftermarket in domain names is a fascinating business where thousands of euro change hands on a daily basis. With IE domains dealing is practically forbidden, but there’s nothing to stop you from registering a “previously owned” domain name. We wanted to make it easy for our clients to find expired IE domains, so we […]
Last night I had the pleasure of being at the inaugaral Irish Blog Awards in the Alexander hotel. As I mentioned previously we were sponsoring the awards, so I had the honour of handing over the iPod Nano to Damien Mulley, the event organiser. So who got to walk away with the awards? Damien has […]
Choosing the right domain name for your online presence can be a daunting task. With some advance planning you can make it simpler.
There’s not much point in having a website if nobody can find it. So what can you do to improve your chances of being “indexed” by the search engines? How can you get your site to appear in the search engines when someone does a search for a particular phrase? There are no magical solutions, […]
As some of you may know, this Saturday sees the inaugaral Irish Blog Awards taking place in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin. Here at Blacknight we love blogs, or maybe it’s just my own personal bias 🙂 In any case we are delighted to be one of the sponsor’s of the event and will be […]
As I am giving a talk tomorrow on blogging for the IIA I thought it was time to “take the plunge” and put the “official” Blacknight blog online. Our overworked webmaster will be “skinning” it to fit in with the rest of the company websites, so if you are still viewing a basic install of […]