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Asian IDNs Now Available Under .Co

We’ve mentioned IDNs in the past. Basically an IDN domain name allows you to register using non-ASCII characters. At the simplest level that might be the addition of an accent to a vowel, but if your native language is Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Korean etc., then it’s an entirely different character set. Of course IDN domain […]

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Every Time You Register A Domain Name with a Hyphen, a Puppy Dies

Think of the Puppies!

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m passionate about the Internet. They’ll probably also tell you that I’m very passionate about domains and marketing. A good domain, in my opinion, can make or break a business. If you’re too “clever” people won’t be able to find you, or send you email. Sure, if you’re a […]

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Press Release: Irish registrar says New RAA is a step in the right direction

Following up on my blog post from earlier we just sent this out to the media: Blacknight Announce New ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement Irish registrar says New RAA is a step in the right direction. April 23, 2013 – Carlow, Ireland – Leading Irish domain registrar Blacknight, announces positive changes to the New ICANN Registrar […]

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Don’t Ignore The Internet’s Nuts and Bolts

The internet as we know it is under constant attack. I don’t mean by DDOS or other “charming” things, though it’d be incredibly dumb to ignore them. What I’m talking about is the ongoing battle between the “open” and “free”. What I’m talking about is the balance between industry “self-regulation” vs government’s “top down” regulation […]

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Blacknight Goes on Offensive Against Fake Pharma, Irish registrar announces partnership with LegitScript

Going on Offensive Against Fake Pharma, Irish registrar announces partnership with LegitScript

I love the internet. I believe in it. I believe that it can make our lives better, improve our choices, help us to gain access to information quickly and easily and also help us to save money. But there’s also a “dark side” and ugly “underbelly”. There’s a very large part of the internet that […]

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Don't be invisible

Blacknight Urges ICANN to Reconsider “Closed Generic” TLDs

We’ve posted about “closed generics” a few times in the past. What are they? Basically they’re applications for new tlds that have two characteristics: the string (the bit on the right of the dot) is very generic the applicant has stated that they don’t plan on allowing the public to register domains using the extension […]

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Roses Are Red

Press Release: Blacknight Celebrates Valentines Day with .ME and .CO

February 11, 2013 – Carlow, Ireland- This Valentine’s Day, Blacknight poses the question “is there anything more romantic than domain names?” They don’t think so, and to help customers get in the mood for love, Blacknight is kicking off the big day with discounts on .ME and .CO domains. Blacknight has created Bemyvalentine.me (http://bemyvalentine.me/), a […]

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Blacknight Sponsor 2nd Annual Measurement.ie Conference – Leading Irish registrar supports social data community

We sponsor a select number of events, causes and groups every year (before someone decides to flood my inbox asking for sponsorship!). How do we select them? There aren’t any “set” criteria – the basic criterion is that they have to pass our “sniff” test. Either we think the event is “cool” or “interesting” or […]

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Irish registrar introduces a Domain Lookup Service that is truly for everyone

We’ve been working on a bunch of projects internally for the last few months. Some of them aren’t ever going to be “visible”, but some, like this one, will be. WhoOwns.it is a new domain lookup and search service that we’re announcing today. It’s still being tweaked and improved, so you’ll see more features being […]

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