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108 New .IE Domains Registered Every Day – 2017 the Strongest Year Ever

2017 was the strongest year on record for registrations of new .IE domains, but it’s likely to be beaten by 2018 as registration rules are relaxed in March. That’s according to the latest dot-IE Domain Profile Report, published today by IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, […]

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Introducing The Blacknight Podcast

We’ve been doing podcasts on the Blacknight Blog for about 6 months now. The Blacknight Podcast started off slowly and tentatively, but we think we like it, so we’re going to keep doing it! 🙂 Now we’ve gone all in and published the subscription feed (in RSS format), and got ourselves listed on Apple podcasts as well. What’s it about? Well, we’re […]

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Final Call: It’s Time to Claim your IE Domain Name [Video]

From March, it will be easier to register an IE domain name, as registrants will no longer be required to demonstrate that they have a “claim to the name”. They’ll still have to show that they have a connection to Ireland, but questions about why they want to register a particular domain name will no longer apply. It’s a small change really, but […]

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Check it Out Quick: These Domain Names are Half Price!

Hot on the heels of last week’s New Year Domain Deals, here’s a further 20 top-level domains (TLDs) we’ve reduced to half-price* until further notice. These particular top-level domains correspond to valuable keywords, and they are priced accordingly. Half-price on these names adds up to significant savings on the first year of registration. These deals […]

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Christmas Comes to Blacknight

Tomorrow marks the winter solstice, and while it’s business-as-usual here at Blacknight for the rest of the week, there’s already a holiday feeling in the air. We’ve posted our office hours for the holiday period at Blacknight.Christmas. Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th are public holidays in Ireland and the office will be closed. Office hours […]

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Universal Acceptance is the Challenge for the International Internet [Audio]

This week on the Blacknight Podcast we talk to Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Click on the player below to play the podcast, or download it here: 21:12; 12MB; MP3.   Regular readers and listeners will know that ICANN is the international […]

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Announcing the Blacknight Black Friday Domain Deals!

It’s Thanksgiving Day in North America, and while turkeys in Europe are safe for another month, there is one aspect of American life which we will be embracing enthusiastically again this year: Black Friday. Of course we’ll do it ‘ironically’, perhaps; frowning in disapproval. It’s soulless consumerism, we’ll say. Now, what was that coupon code […]

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Missed WordCamp Dublin? Now You Can Watch It All! [Video]

Here at Blacknight, we were delighted to have an opportunity to sponsor WordCamp Dublin last month. So many of our customers (and staff) use WordPress, and over the years, we’ve seen WordPress go from a small open-source blogging project, into a platform for business, an ecosystem for developers and a global community of empowered users. […]

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