I’m obviously fascinated by domain names, hosting and related topics, so I thought I’d do some digging into the current marriage equality referendum in Ireland. The country goes to the polls on May 22nd and a yes vote is being supported by all the Irish political parties. (Disclosure – I’ve also made it pretty clear […]
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IEDR have published a new video to promote the launch of the 2015 OPTIMISE “fund”. Essentially they’ll fund website development and online marketing assistance / consultation for several Irish small businesses. However it is not a “fund” in the traditional sense, as there is no actual cash. IEDR have a number of vendors they work […]
As of about 45 minutes ago the .ie zone has had DNSSEC turned on. For the next few months DS records will be processed manually Here’s the full announcement: IEDR are pleased to announce the deployment of DNS security extensions (DNSSEC) for the .ie country code top level domain (ccTLD). This protocol will enable service providers […]
4 registrars have been elected as representatives to the IEDR’s PAC (Policy Advisory Committee). They are: Michele Neylon (Blacknight Solutions) Kelly Salter (Register365) Jonathan Bate (Hosting Ireland) Conor Moran (Irish Domains) The PAC will include representatives from other organisations that have been recognised as “eligible”: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR); Department of Jobs, […]
As of midnight Irish households will have to pay water charges. Every household in the country has been sent information about getting setup with the new water authority including getting an online account and paperless billing. They’re using water.ie But they do not control water.ie – it’s not registered to them and never has been. […]
ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015. Dublin has previously played host to both RIPE and IETF meetings. It is also the venue for Web Summit (now known as The Summit) , which attracts several thousand attendees. A growing number of domain […]
The IEDR have today published their annual report for 2013. While the overall number of new domain name registrations was down on 2012, by the end of 2013 IEDR report an overall increase of 2.7%. Domain deletions during 2013 were slightly up on the previous year, 14.9% versus 14.1%. However the deletion rate is quite […]
IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD’s operations, have announced longer opening hours. In an email to registrars this morning the company announced that they would be extending their opening hours during weekdays, as well as introducing half days on Saturdays. Registration Services will operate from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (please note that the […]
IEDR have launched a new website (screenshot below). The new site also combines the former “why.ie” site’s content back into the main site.
Several months ago Eircom, one of Ireland’s largest ISPs, launched a fibre broadband product under the moniker of “eFibre”. For some reason, however, they hadn’t registered the corresponding domain name. One of their competitors Magnet had and setup a very simple site: I’m not sure how many people noticed, though I did see a […]
In the last couple of days there’s been some media coverage in Ireland of a case involving a small Irish business and Lady Gaga. Some people are crying foul and accusing Lady Gaga and her lawyers of being heavy-handed and that their actions were tantamount to bullying. While the Irish Independent’s coverage of the story […]
The 66th RIPE public meeting is taking place this May in Dublin. Registrations are now open with prices ranging from 125 Euro for a day to 350 Euro for the full meeting. The meeting venue is Dublin’s Burlington hotel which is quite central. Full details on the official meeting site.
The 66th RIPE public meeting is being held in Dublin, Ireland in May 2013 Dublin’s Burlington hotel will play host to the event which will attract network operators from the RIPE region (Europe mainly) to Dublin for a week of meetings and networking of the more social variety. More information on the meeting site.
As regular readers probably know, I run Blacknight. Blacknight is Ireland’s largest hosting provider and domain name registrar. We’re also the only Irish company to ever have been accredited with ICANN. And we’re the single largest registrar of .ie domain names on the planet. If you peruse the archives here and on my personal blog […]
IEDR have announced that from Monday September 24th at 1am the .ie zone will be reloaded once every two hours. In other words, name server changes, modifications, registrations and other activity will be faster and move much closer to the model employed by gTLDs, such as .com and most ccTLDs such as .me, .co, .co.uk […]