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Save BIG on .xyz!

It’s Black Friday, so it’s time for us to unveil some of our BIG discounts on domain names. First up is a HUGE discount on .xyz domain names. From now until Monday you’ll be able to get a .xyz domain name for a mere €0.99 (ex-VAT)! We’ll be announcing a few more discounts and promotions […]

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Eoin Kennedy, organiser of Congregation 2018. This year's theme is 'Ideas'. Blacknight is a sponsor.

Congregation Convenes in Cong! This Year’s Theme is ‘Ideas’

The 6th annual CongRegation ‘Mind Mesh’ in Cong Village gets underway tomorrow, which will see about 100 Irish and international speakers debate, discuss and share their expert insights into the world of ‘Ideas’. Blacknight is delighted to be a sponsor once again this year. Consisting of 7 separate events over the weekend in 10 different […]

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Getting Started With Hosting, Email, FTP and More

Once you’ve bought a domain name and some hosting you’re ready to get your site online. Or are you? If you’re technically minded then you might be able to get up and running quickly, but if you’re new to the wonderful world of domain names, website hosting, email and uploading files etc., then it can […]

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Talking Human Rights and Business at the UN

Next week I’ll be in Paris for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The event, which is now in its 13th year, is held under the auspices of the United Nations, with this year’s edition being held in the UNESCO buildings in central Paris. The IGF tends to attract a varied group of people from government, […]

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Win a €500 Hotel Voucher – Take The First Step to Online Independence

To celebrate Ireland’s Internet Day on Thursday 25 October, and Blacknight’s sponsorship of Blog Awards Ireland, we’re giving away a €500 gift voucher for Ireland’s Blue Book of Hotels & Country Houses! Why? Because we’re nice like that. And because we have an important message for Ireland’s bloggers, businesses and anyone who finds opportunity online. […]

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ICANN Changing the DNS Root Crypto Keys Today

At 1600 UTC today (1700 Dublin time) ICANN will be doing a “key rollover” of the DNS root. What that means in plain English (and I’m really really simplifying this)  is that the underlying DNS root infrastructure that runs all domains around the world is getting an “oil change”. It won’t impact most internet users. […]

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