Ireland's .IE Domain to Allow 'Fadas' in Web AddressesUntil now, accented characters such as the á, é, í, ó and ú used in the Irish language have not been permitted in .IE domain names. But now the IE Domain Registry has opened a public consultation process on the best way to change that policy. The closing date for submissions is March 21.
Big Brands Bid for Short IE DomainsIrish and international brands rush to register short .ie domains.The race is on for one and two-letter IE domain names as Irish companies and major international brands compete for over 600 desirable combinations in the ‘Landrush’ phase of the newly opened namespace, which closes on March 22.
New Site Backup from Blacknight protects SMEs from Website WipeoutWeb hosting company Blacknight's new Site Backup product gives small and medium businesses complete control over their website backup and recovery, with no IT experience required. The service alerts if a site goes down, or is blacklisted by Google for malware, so that owners can take immediate action to safeguard business continuity. Backups are securely stored and transferred using the highest encryption, and can be restored with a single click.
Blacknight SME Awards Welcomes Businesses Old and New - But No 'Startups'Irish small businesses will be celebrated at the Blacknight SME Awards. Nominations are now open and the cost of entry is zero. SMEs are the lifeblood of the Irish economy and pay more tax than big multinationals like Facebook and Google. If you run a small business you can enter the awards before January 29th 2016
Tis’ The Season – To Submit Nominations for the Blacknight SME AwardsIrish small businesses will be celebrated at the Blacknight SME Awards. Nominations are now open and the cost of entry is zero. SMEs are the lifeblood of the Irish economy and pay more tax than big multinationals like Facebook and Google. If you run a small business you can enter the awards before January 7th 2016
Domain Name Guru Michele Neylon to Speak at Nordic Domain DaysBlacknight's CEO, Michele Neylon, will be speaking at Nordic Domain Days, a part of Swedish Internet Days, a two- day conference in Stockholm, Sweden focusing on Internet infrastructure. Neylon will be speaking about the challenges facing a gTLD marketing to the same audience as a ccTLD, as well as speaking on a panel about registry / registrar relations.
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