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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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Domain Registry Changes Coming to .Irish Domain

We’ve talked about the .irish domain name extension quite a bit over the last couple of years. Recently, however, we’ve been a little quiet about it, but that’s all going to change starting today. We still think that .irish is a fantastic choice for anyone with an affinity to Ireland or who is proud to […]

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DNS Magic Behind the Scenes

DNS. It’s not exciting or particularly interesting for most businesses. Yet you all use the DNS every single day when you browse the internet, send emails or use apps on your mobile phone or tablet. DNS is the internet’s address book system and when it’s working you shouldn’t care about it, but if there’s a […]

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IEDR Christmas Closure

IEDR have informed us that they will be closed from December 23rd 2016 until January 3rd 2017. During this period no new .ie domain name registrations, registrant changes, or other administrative changes will be possible. Nameserver updates will be possible during this period. We would recommend clients to ensure that they get all documents and requests […]

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DotBlog Launches This Afternoon

Do you have a blog? Are you using a “free” Blogger, Tumblr or WordPress blog? Why not upgrade to your very own domain name? At 3pm today the .blog domain name will become available for registration to anyone anywhere. You’ll be able to order yours from us for only €24.99 (ex-VAT) per year. Here’s Don […]

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IE domain names could soon have accents

Want a .IE Domain With a Fada?

It’s Friday, so I thought re-using a cat picture was the purrfect choice. Since yesterday it’s possible to register .ie domain names with accents (fadas). It’s something we’ve been talking about for several months over on Fada.ie. So if your company or business name (or idea) is in the Irish language (an gaeilge) you can […]

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Yesterday’s Network & DNS Outage

Normally we don’t write about service issues on this site. We have a specific site we reserve solely for that. Yesterday, however, we had a major network and DNS outage that impacted a very large number of our customers. Our teams worked as quickly as they could to both respond to queries from our customers as […]

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Rome Here We Come!

RIPE, which is in charge of IP addresses and other technical resources for the internet in Europe, is holding its next meeting in Rome. We have been members of RIPE for a few years, but while we have been active on some of the mailing lists and working groups, we’ve never actually attended a meeting. […]

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