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July 23, 2019 14:02

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This is how AppDetex works

A small brand-protection registrar with a big friend caused quite a stir at ICANN 63 here in Barcelona this week, after accusing registrars for the second time of shirking their duties to disclose private Whois data to trademark owners. AppDetex, which has close ties to Facebook, has sent something like 9,000 Whois requests to registrars […]

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Facebook clashes with registrars after massive private data request

Facebook is on the warpath, testing the limits of personal data disclosure in the post-GDPR world. Via an intermediary called AppDetex, the company recently filed 500 requests for non-public Whois contact information with various registrars, covering potentially thousands of domains, and is now complaining to ICANN that almost all of the replies it received were […]

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#Blacknight : Winner of the best #GDPR email notice award!

Blacknight wins the award for “best GDRP email notice,” and we received almost 450 of these emails in the past two weeks. The Irish domain services company founded by the very likable Mr. Michele Neylon, sent out an email to the company’s subscriber base, with the following subject: ” Don’t worry! It’s OK to delete […]

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Blacknight Site Backup launched to protect your web content

A new product from Blacknight Solutions, Ireland’s leading web host, can now offer small and medium businesses the ability power to schedule full web site backups. Data restoration can be performed with a single click, while also providing active monitoring that notifies web site owners if Google detects malware on their site. According to Blacknight: […]

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New TLDs, Whois and IANA with Michele Neylon – DNW Podcast #61

The perspectives of a mid-sized domain name registrar. Michele Neylon runs Irish hosting and domain name company Blacknight. On today’s show, he gives thoughts on new TLDs from the perspective of a mid-sized domain name registrar…and you’ll find his perspective to be really interesting. We also discuss WHOIS and the IANA transition. Also: China clamps […]

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Blacknight CEO takes plane around Europe to ICANN54 destination

Michele Neylon, CEO of the Irish Internet services provider, Blacknight, is heading to ICANN54 in Dublin. The ever-busy entrepreneur and gastronomer has raked millions of airmiles, during more than a decade of trips to ICANN conferences worldwide. Not to be out-done this time, Michele decided to fly around Europe, in order to reach Dublin. “So […]

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Registrars open floodgate of Whois privacy outrage

A letter-writing campaign orchestrated by the leading domain registrars has resulted in ICANN getting hit with over 8,000 pro-privacy comments in less than a week. It’s the largest volume of comments received by ICANN on an issue since right-wing Christian activists deluged ICANN with protests about .xxx, back in 2010. The comments — the vast […]

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Blacknight Solutions : Release your inner Science geek campaign

Michele Neylon, founder of Eire-based Blacknight Solutions, is known for his sense of humor – and appreciation of good food. With the release of several new gTLDs recently, the Irish domain registrar is having a unique promotion of these new domain ‘extensions’. The use of visuals in the form of cult movie posters, is a […]

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.uk suspension problems worse than I thought

Problems validating the addresses of .uk domain registrants, which caused one registrar to dump the TLD entirely, are broader than I reported yesterday. Cronon, which does business as Strato, announced last week that it has stopped selling .uk domain names because in more than a third of cases Nominet, the registry, is unable to validate […]

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Dublin picked for ICANN 54

ICANN had selected Dublin to play host to its 54th public meeting, which will be held in October next year. According to a blog post from Michele Neylon, CEO of Irish registrar Blacknight, the venue will be the imaginatively named The Convention Centre, Dublin. The primary sponsor will be INEX, the local internet exchange, he […]

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