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ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Quick Preview

I’m off to Buenos Aires tomorrow for the 53rd ICANN public meeting. Although the meeting doesn’t “officially” start until Monday next I’ve got quite a few meetings before then, which is why I’m heading out so early. The Buenos Aires meeting is the last ICANN meeting before Dublin this October. And while we are not […]

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Save The Link!

Links. They are what drive the web. The humble link is how we connect one website to another, how we share those funny cat videos, those emotional moments, the stories of the day. If it’s on the web then you need a link to reach it (somehow). But what if you had to get permission […]

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Blacknight to Sponsor Digital Rights Europe 2015 Conference

Blacknight to Sponsor Digital Rights Europe 2015 Conference The Irish registrar and hosting company are also offering 50% off ticket prices March 31, 2015 – Carlow, Ireland – Blacknight, Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company have been announced as the platinum sponsor for the 2015 Digital Rights Europe conference. Digital Rights Europe is a […]

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6 Things Every Business Owner Should Do

So you’ve invested in an online presence. You’ve got your own domain name, right? You’ve got an attractive website? Have you forgotten anything? Here are 6 things we think every business website owner needs to do with their website to help bring it to the next level and make consumers comfortable doing business with you […]

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Win €5k To Promote Your .EU Website!

How would you like to win €5 thousand to promote your website? How about an expenses paid trip to Brussels? Sound intriguing? The .eu registry, EUrid, announced the “EU Web Awards” last week and it’s pretty exciting. The competition is free to enter and all you need to do is be running a cool site […]

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When Whois Policy and Local Law Collide ..

I’ve written quite a bit about privacy and the implications that various rules and policies can have on it in the past. It’s a topic that concerns everyone, not just industry. We are an Irish based company. We are, therefore, obliged to operate in compliance with Irish law. We cannot choose to ignore some of […]

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8 Years of EU Domains

It’s been 8 years since the .eu domain name launched. Now with well over 3 million domain names registered the .eu domain is one of the largest in the world (7th largest ccTLD according to the latest report from CENTR) The guys over at EUrid have released a graphic to illustrate some of the highlights […]

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ICANT Cope With ICANN!

I’m angry, frustrated and unhappy. Why? Due to ICANN. ICANN has put us and other European Union based registrars in an utterly ridiculous situation. We are expected to ask ICANN for permission to comply with Irish and EU data privacy law. Or put another way,  an Irish company is obliged to jump through hoops with a […]

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Adopt Social and Win Sales

Social media. It’s probably one of the biggest buzzwords of the last few years. We believe in “social”. It works. Engaging with customers, both existing and prospective, can and will help your business, as long as you are genuine. Being able to incorporate social media into our customer support centre was one of the reasons […]

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