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We Need to Explain to MEPs that Article 17 is a Bad Idea

Blacknight is joining with thousands of people today, individuals, organisations and SMEs like ourselves, in a Day of Action to persuade Members of the European Parliament to reject Article 17 (formerly Article 13) of the proposed EU Copyright Directive in a crucial vote next week. As the law currently stands, internet users are themselves responsible […]

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St Patrick’s Day Holiday Arrangements

Sunday is St Patrick’s Day, and Monday 18 March 2019 is a public holiday in Ireland. Support will be available by email and live chat from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday. Telephone service will be provided for support, accounts and sales from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The usual on-call support will be available to colocation […]

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Brexit and .EU Domains

If you have a .eu domain name with us and you’re using an address in the UK you’ll probably have got an email from us in the last couple of days. As we’ve mentioned several times over the past few months Brexit will have an impact on a number of things, including .eu domain names. […]

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Blacknight is Taking Over The IOL, ESAT & OceanFree Email Services

Blacknight has agreed with BT Ireland to take over the email services which were originally provided to consumers by the old Ireland Online, ESAT and Ocean internet service providers (ISPs). While customers no longer use those old dial-up services, a significant number continue to use the email addresses they came with, which use the domains @iol.ie, @esatclear.ie, @iolfree.ie or @oceanfree.net.  Over […]

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Phishing Attack Targeting Blacknight

We’ll try to keep this short and to the point. Over the last few days there have been a number of phishing attacks targeting us and our clients. The emails we’ve seen look similar to this one: We obviously did NOT send this email and we generally do not send people emails saying there’s a […]

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UK Domain “Right of Registration” Expiring Soon

If you’ve had a co.uk domain name for a few years you might have got email from us recently about a “reserved” .uk domain. What’s this all about? When Nominet, the domain registry for co.uk (and .uk and others) introduced registrations directly under .uk they put a layer of protection in place for existing holders […]

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A Portrait of the Artist at Congregation: Podcast with Joan Mulvihill

Joan Mulvihill is our guest on today’s podcast, another in our series from Congregation, the unique unconference event held in Cong, Co Mayo. Blacknight is a sponsor of Congregation. Click on the player below to play the podcast, or download it here: 17:27; 10MB; MP3. Joan Mulvihill is interviewed for the Blacknight Podcast, at Congregation 2018 […]

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Join The Blacknight Engineering Team

Blacknight is hiring again; we’re looking for a Junior Engineer to join our engineering team based in Carlow. It’s a great place to live and work, easy to get to from the M9 Dublin – Waterford motorway, and offers an interesting and challenging career. We run a chunk of the Internet with infrastructure in Dublin and Carlow; […]

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