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Tá Gach Seachtain ina Seachtain na Gaeilge ar an Idirlíon!

With Irish-language interfaces on popular social media services, and the advent of ‘fadas‘ in both the IE and IRISH domains, the Internet is friendlier than ever towards the language. As we celebrate ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, lets remember that every week can be Irish week. Tá an tIdirlíon cáinte go láidir le déanaí – go h-áirithe an gné sóisialta a […]

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IEDR Research shows Irish customers trust businesses with their own domain name

Building Trust: What Your Web and Email Addresses Say About You

Last week we wrote about ‘trust signals’ – and outlined some steps we had taken to enhance the trust in our own online presence, using Digital Certificates and Twitter verification. But for many businesses there’s something even simpler they can do first to improve their online credibility: get a domain name and use it! New research by the IE […]

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No More Geographic Rule in IE Domain Rules

Registering .ie domain names will be a little bit easier from next week. From December 20th 2016 the “geographic rule” will no longer be in effect. If you never want to register a “geo” domain then you won’t care about this change, so you can stop reading. If, however, you like or would like to […]

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Ireland's Internet Day

Boost Your Business & Get 25% Off Tickets to Ireland’s Internet Day 2016

Ireland’s Internet Day is an initiative of the IE Domain Registry, aimed at encouraging online business in Ireland. As the website explains: The internet is evolving at a startling speed and creating some of the biggest businesses and wealthiest people in history. Internet technologies like e-commerce have the power to massively increase the presence of […]

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Two-Letter IE Domains are a Premium Opportunity at a Regular Price

We had a busy weekend as sponsors of the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork. It also gave us an opportunity to use our new two-letter IE domain, bk.ie, in a newspaper advertisement in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post. One and two-letter IE domains only recently became available due to a policy change at the IE Domain Registry (IEDR). The ‘landrush’ phase for those domains […]

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Short IE Domain Auctions Starting

We’ve provided a few updates over the last couple of weeks about the auction of short IE domains. Short domains are a wonderful resource for brand owners. You can user them in a lot of innovative ways, so it’ll be very interesting to see how people use the short IE domain names assigned via the […]

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Tá Brí le Síntí Fada – Ba Chóir Dóibh a Bheith San Ainm Fearainn .IE

D’fhógair Michele ar an suíomh seo roinnt laethanta ó shin go bhfuil próiséas comhairliúcháin seolta ag IEDR, an clárlann d’ainmneacha fearainn .IE, i dtaobh an athrú polasaí atá beartaithe acu chun síntí fada a cheadú in ainmneacha fearainn. Is cinnte go gcuirfidh Gaeilgeoirí fáilte roimhe seo – ach ba chóir go mbeadh áthas ar gach aon […]

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Why Aren’t More IE Domains Registered?

The IEDR have published some details on .ie domain name registrations during 2015. Here are some of the key details: 35,225 new .ie domains registered in 2015, a 13% increase on 2014 Nearly 100 .ie domain names registered per day (96) Net additions (new registrations less non-renewed .ie domain registrations) up 48%, the highest number […]

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Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo®

Yesterday, Sunday 24th January 2016, accompanied by the IEDR, Blacknight attended Showcase Ireland’s Creative Expo®. On behalf of Blacknight, armed with merely a laptop and a PowerPoint presentation I spoke to a full house on the topic ‘Boosting your online business and success’. Presentation overview Search engine optimisation Content Management Webmaster tools & tricks Tips […]

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