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Secure Your Account With 2 Step Verification

We’re adding a new security feature to our systems this week which will make your account login more secure. What is it? We’re adding two step verification as an option for all user accounts. So to login you’ll need your username, your password AND the randomly generated code from your authenticator app. What does this […]

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Minor Changes to our Login Process

We are currently working on making some changes to the login process for the main Blacknight control panel. At the moment the login screen looks like this: Current login screen I won’t bore you with the technical issues, but making any changes to the current login screen is overly complicated. So we’re rolling out some […]

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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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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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Don’t Scare Away Your Customers

With the release of Chrome 68 (July 24th 2018) if your website doesn’t have an SSL secure certificate visitors to it are going to get a fairly scary message. Why? Google has been pushing for HTTPS everywhere for some time. Over the last year the Chrome browser, which has around 60% of the global browser […]

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The Secure Domain For Apps is Here!

Over the past couple of years hundreds of new domain name extensions have been made available to businesses and individuals around the globe. Choice is a good thing, so we’ve been happy to offer most of those domain names to our clients around the world. However there are a few domain name extensions that have […]

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GDPR Perspectives EURALO Slides

Earlier this evening EURALO hosted a webinar on GDPR. Unlike many of the webinars that have been held within the context of ICANN over the last few months this one was not purely focussed on whois. Also, due to the variety of speakers, the topics covered weren’t all ICANN related, as there were speakers from […]

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Be Aware of Ransomware

There’s been a worrying increase in incidences of so-called ransomware attacks. Typically these involve a trojan, delivered as an email attachment which, when opened, encrypts the user’s files so that they are inaccessible before displaying a ransom note, demanding sums ranging from hundreds to several thousand euros in return for the encryption key. In an age where data is power, […]

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