Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd

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Type: Privately Held
Industry: Internet, Registrar, Host
Founded: 2002
Founder(s): Michele Neylon
Headquarters: Barrowside Business Park
Sleaty Road, Graigcullen
Carlow
Country: Ireland
Employees: 11-50
Website: blacknight.com
Blog: blacknight
Facebook: blacknight
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@blacknight
Key People
Michele Neylon, Founder, CEO

Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. is a 100% Irish owned company which serves the hosting and co-location needs of business, both large and small;[1] it is also the country's largest registrar and the only one that is accredited by ICANN.[2] Blacknight hosts over 100,000 domains on its servers; which are based with the Data Electronics Group and Interxion, both in Dublin.[3]

The company is a member of the IIA, ISPAI, INEX, RIPE, AFNIC and Nominet; and is also Hosting Solutions competent as a Microsoft Certified Partner.[4]

ICANN

In January, 2010, ICANN authorized the transfer of a bulk transfer of Hosting365 Inc.’s gTLD domains to Blacknight. This action was undertaken due to a compliance issue that resulted in ICANN's de-accreditation of registrar Hosting365 Inc.[5] ICANN explains its decision and the procedures undertaken here

Awards

The company's online marketing and use of social media has led to them being nominated for several awards in Ireland.

  • 2012 Social Media Awards - Best Blog of a Business [6]
  • 2011 Social Media Awards - Best Business Twitter Account – Marketing and Sales [7]

References