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Why I’m Spending This Week in Washington DC

Blacknight, as you know, is a 100% Irish owned and operated company. It’s something we’re proud of and one of the many reasons Irish businesses trust us to provide them with services. This week, however, I am not in Ireland. I’m not even in Europe. Instead I am in Washington DC  joining other members of […]

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The IANA Transition Cannot Be Held Hostage

Back in March 2014 the US government, via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the US Department of Commerce, signalled that it was ready to decouple the US government from the IANA functions. While the announcement from NTIA may have come as a surprise to some, it was something that had been […]

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Lack Of Safe Harbor Could Hurt

If you have an even passing interest in privacy you’ll probably be aware that “Safe Harbor” is dead. Safe Harbor (sic) was, essentially, an agreement that allowed for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US safely. Essentially US companies agreed that they’d apply the same standards of privacy (and security) to […]

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Doing Some Lobbying “On The Hill”

Just over a week ago I was in Washington DC as part of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition‘s delegation. Over the course of two days we met with quite a few Hill staffers, congress people and representatives. It was a fascinating experience, though also incredibly tiring. Why does Blacknight care? Blacknight is an Irish company. While […]

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Join us for some Lovely discounts on .Wedding domains

To celebrate the recent successes for Marriage Equality rights in Ireland, and in the USA, we are currently running a  discount on the .wedding domain extension. Starting today until August 15th you can secure your .wedding domain for €12.99; probably the cheapest item in your wedding budget! Whilst the face of marriage in Ireland in […]

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Euro vs Dollar vs Pricing

We’re happy and proud to be a 100% Irish owned and operated company. We wouldn’t want to change that. Unfortunately, however, a lot of our suppliers, in particular software vendors and domain name registries, operate in US dollars, while we operate in Euro. Over the past few years the currency exchange rates between the Euro […]

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Security, Privacy, PRISM and Hosting

Since Edward Snowden leaked information about the US government’s mass digital surveillance program the media and industry have been very focussed on digital security and privacy. We live in a digital age, with much of our lives either in “the cloud” or connected to it in some way. But what if you can’t trust the […]

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