Dot-IE Names Surge as Rules are RelaxedWednesday was a record-breaking day for registrations of .IE domain names, as many of the restrictions were lifted for Ireland's national Internet domain. Almost 700 applications for new domain names were approved. Ireland's leading domain registrar Blacknight reports continued strong demand for .IE names
Businesses Should Check IE Domain Name Entitlement before the Rules Change in MarchThe IE domain registration process is set to be simplified in March, with the removal of the requirement to demonstrate a "claim to the name". Ireland's leading domain registrar, Blacknight, says the change will lead to an increased interest in IE domain names, especially for generic keywords. CEO Michele Neylon says it's a good time for businesses to consider their entitlement to a .IE domain name, as a part of their branding and intellectual property strategy. "Our experience shows that a ...
Christmas Comes Early with Free Domain Names for Irish BusinessesBlacknight, Ireland’s leading domain name registrar and web hosting company, is offering Irish businesses a year’s free .IE or .COM domain registration, when bundled with new website hosting packages from the Carlow-based company. The pre-Christmas promotion is aimed at highlighting the benefits of a domain name for businesses. Research shows that 64% of Irish consumers have “little to no trust” in businesses which rely on free email addresses like Gmail or Eircom. “Not having your own domain...
Dot IE Policy Change has Clear Benefits says Blacknight CEOA change in the rules for .IE domain names will encourage the development of the Irish internet, says Michele Neylon, CEO of Ireland’s leading domain name registrar, Blacknight. Applicants will still have to prove a connection with Ireland, but it's proposed to do away with the requirement to show a valid reason for registering the domain. The 'claim-to-the-name', as it is called is costly, irksome and superfluous, explains Neylon. It is unnecessary because applicants are already validated by...
Blacknight to Sponsor the IndieCork Film Festival CentreWeb hosting company Blacknight has renewed its sponsorship of the Blacknight Festival Centre at the IndieCork festival of independent film and music, to be held in Cork in October. The Blacknight Festival Centre will be in The Village Hall on St Patrick's Quay. It will be a networking space for festival delegates and guests, and a venue for talks, workshops, music performances and some screenings. The centre has brought "a new dimension to IndieCork".
Blacknight Sponsors TBEX Europe Travel Bloggers' Conference in Killarney, IrelandOver 600 delegates from up to 50 countries will attend TBEX, the travel bloggers' conference in Killarney, Ireland in October. Ireland's leading hosting and domain names company Blacknight is among the sponsors. TBEX Europe connects bloggers, travel writers and new media creators with travel brands, PR firms and tourism promoters from all over the world. “Ireland leads the world in both technology and tourism, and it’s no surprise that our beautiful country looks irresistible online”, says Bl...
Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.