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New TLDs For Dummies (Sort of)

There’s been a lot of media attention on the new TLD process in the last few days, which is a good thing. Unfortunately most of it is badly written, misleading or simply misinformed. Let’s look at the reality. To start with, there are currently 20 gTLDs ie. “global” top level domains (extensions). (21 if you […]

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Blacknight Now ICANN Accredited

We are delighted to be able to tell the world that we are now an ICANN accredited registrar! I’ve been attending ICANN events and trying to get to grips with the entire setup for the last couple of years and quickly realised that the only way we could really move forward was to become accredited. […]

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IRMA Threatens Irish ISPs

I don’t want to get into the entire IRMA vs Eircom and IRMA vs ISPs debacle. The only reason I’m even writing this is because I’m getting a bit tired of all the “quotes” of “quotes” and other unclear and misleading things that people have been saying about ISPs over the last few weeks. To […]

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Comreg Publish IEDR Report

Comreg, the Irish Communications Regulator, has published their report on the consultation on the IEDR / IE namespace. You can download the various documents including the submissions from their site. For convenience here is their press release: The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has today published itsResponse to Consultation on a new framework for the […]

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IPv6 Adoption?

Image via Wikipedia Leo Vegoda posted an interesting article today on CircleID about ipv6 deployment and adoption. While Leo admits that measuring ipv6 isn’t an exact science he was able to identify that the African region (AfriNIC) is announcing more ipv6 space than any of the other regions, including Europe. So what about Ireland? Sixxs […]

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Watch Your Mouth!

TJ McIntyre posted earlier this week about a courtcase in Dublin involving abusive activity on Bebo. TJ goes into some detail about the case and how the court was able to apply pre-existing legislation to a new medium. He also goes onto add a word of warning which many legislators should heed: But any extension […]

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