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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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Brexit Impact on .EU Domains

We are a domain name registrar and hosting provider, so we aren’t going to get embroiled in a philosophical debate about Brexit. We, do, however care deeply about how Brexit can impact our clients and there is a tangible impact of Brexit on some of our clients and the products and services we provide them […]

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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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Is Simplifying IE Domain Rules a Bad Thing?

As we mentioned yesterday there is an ongoing public consultation on simplifying the IE domain name registration policy. We think this is a very positive move and are supportive of it. However some people have contacted us to express their concerns. The proposed changes are fairly dramatic, though they’re not out of line with the […]

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Why Office 365 Software as a Service (SaaS) Makes Sense for SMEs

Upgrade inertia is an old story when it comes to computers. Not just individuals, but organisations too are resistant to change. “Will this new system work with my existing business process?” “Why do we have to change anyway?” “Testing this will cost money and time!” “It ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” But with technology, as with everything, […]

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Watch It Again: Blacknight/Microsoft Webinar on Office 365

Last Thursday we held a live webinar in association with Microsoft Ireland, titled: ‘Office 365 & Security in The Cloud’. If you missed it, it’s now available here as a recorded video. The webinar includes a practical demonstration by Microsoft’s Jonathan Eustace of the Office 365 product suite, including key features of Outlook email with integrated […]

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Office 365: A Podcast with Jonathan Eustace of Microsoft Ireland [Audio]

On Thursday next, 8 December, Blacknight and Microsoft Ireland will co-host a free webinar titled ‘Office 365 and Security in the Cloud’. I’ll be co-presenting it, together with Jonathan Eustace, SMB Cloud Lead with Microsoft Ireland, and this morning we recorded a podcast together in preparation for the event. Click below to play the podcast, or download it here: […]

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Achievement Unlocked! Blacknight Now ISO Certified

One of the things we have always taken seriously is our customers’ security and privacy. Neither are particularly “sexy” or “exciting” topics, but they’re vital. They’ve always been important, but over the past couple of years more and more of the mainstream media are talking about security and privacy – and rightly so. As you […]

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