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Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight

What’s It to You Who Runs the Internet?

Internet Governance doesn’t just happen. A lot of talking goes on to make sure that everyone’s interests are represented while progress is made. If your business is the Internet, you can cross your fingers and hope that all goes well, or you can do like Blacknight and get involved. Blacknight is Ireland’s leading domain registrar […]

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.CLOUD Top Level Domain Launches Pioneer Programme [Audio]

Francesco Cetraro is our guest on today’s podcast. He’s Head of Registry Operations for the new .CLOUD Top Level Domain. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 15:50; 9MB; MP3. ‘Cloud’ is a buzz-word of our time – and with good reason. The Network is the Computer has long been […]

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DomainFest is part of Bulgarian Internet Week

Expanded Domain Space is “The New Normal” – Jothan Frakes of DomainFest [Audio]

Technology.ie has got twenty tickets to give away to DomainFest Bulgaria next week. It’s just one of the events which form part of Bulgarian Internet Week, in a country which ranks second in the world for Internet use (average: 16 hours per person per week). DomainFest Bulgaria is brought to you by the people behind NamesCon– the […]

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Las Vegas Domain Auctions and Ennis Mart [Audio]

Today’s podcast was recorded in the office of CEO Michele Neylon at Blacknight HQ. He’s just returned from two weeks in Las Vegas where he attended CES, followed by Namescon. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 23:31; 13MB; MP3. CES was simply huge, says Michele. One thing that caught […]

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New gTLD Business is a Long Play – Andy Churley of Famous Four Media [Audio]

“It costs an absolute minimum of 100,000 dollars to run a registry for a year, with almost zero registrations” says Andy Churley on today’s podcast. (Download: 32:35; 19MB; MP3, or click the player above). Ultimately, new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will need to reach a “critical mass” of perhaps 50,000 to 100,000 registrations if they are to survive. […]

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Promiscuous Mode [Audio]

Conn and Michele recorded a podcast (37:19; 34MB; MP3) in Michele’s office at Blacknight HQ this afternoon. We discuss the Russian Blogging Crackdown and the recent US court ruling that Microsoft must hand over data on a server located in Ireland. Last week, Michele broke the news that ICANN’s 54th public meeting will be held in Dublin next […]

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Blacknight CEO, Michele Neylon, participated in ICANN 50, which was held in London

ICANN 54 is Coming to Dublin

Michele Neylon reports that the venue for ICANN’s 54th public meeting, to be held in October 2015, will be Dublin. The event will be hosted by INEX, Ireland’s Internet Neutral Exchange. ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a global, non-profit organisation which oversees the coordination of internet identifiers such as IP addresses and […]

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What the hell is the root zone?

We’ve interviewed several of the key players in new TLDs over the last couple of years, as well as talking quite a bit about domain names and the DNS. But what exactly is the “root zone”? What are “root servers”? Why do they matter? Why does anyone care? With so much talk about IANA and […]

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Interview with Ray King of .INK and .WIKI [Audio]

New generic Top Level Domains are now available in Ireland, and .INK and .WIKI are among the first being offered by Blacknight. Both TLDs are owned by Top Level Design LLC based in Portland, Oregon, and their CEO Ray King joins Conn and Michele on today’s 4th of July Podcast (31:13; 18MB; MP3). Ray’s company applied for 10 new […]

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