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Staff Newsletter Alive And Kicking

It’s only fair to share…One of the issues I spoke about in an earlier post was internal communication. It’s something we’ve been discussing this a lot internally and so we’ve started taking tangible actions. I suspect, like many other things, that we’ll iterate quite a bit over the coming weeks and months. The key thing […]

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Freedom Of Speech In Ireland Is A Myth

It’s only fair to share… I love my country. I’m proud of it a lot of the time. But when it comes to some of this country’s legislation I feel ashamed. Irish law when it comes to “freedom of speech” is a bit of a joke. (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer nor am I […]

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Killing Products Is Good

It’s only fair to share… Hosting providers like us offer a lot of different products and services. Some are popular, some aren’t. Some fill an obvious gap, while others target the “long tail”. The “long tail” is fascinating, but I digress. At the moment we are conducting an in-depth review of how we do things. […]

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Dear ccTLD $Registry

It’s only fair to share… We are a hosting provider and domain name registrar. So we sell website hosting, email services, cloud hosting and a bunch of other things. Alongside all of that we sell domain names. We may not be that big in the grand scheme of things, but within our home market, Ireland, […]

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How Can You Make Hosting Sexy?

It’s only fair to share…IT is boring. Domains aren’t “sexy” or “exciting” and to be frank anyone who gets excited about a server probably needs to get out more. That may seem to be an odd statement coming from me, but it’s not far from the truth. Hosting is an incredibly important service. Screw it […]

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Why I’m Using A .Hosting Domain

It’s only fair to share… I had my reasons for launching this site, which I touched on in my first post. But what about the choice of domain? I could have easily used a sub-domain off blacknight.com or any one of hundreds of other domains either myself or the company hold. But instead I chose […]

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Improving Internal Communications

It’s only fair to share… Like a lot of small businesses we started out small. And by small, I mean really small. My business partner and I both worked full-time for other companies and worked on our new venture in our spare time. Eventually we both went full-time and over time we hired people and […]

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Yet Another Blog? Maybe, Maybe Not

It’s only fair to share…I’ve been blogging on and off for the last 12 years. When I first started out it was purely personal and was a “writing exercise”. Over time I started writing more and more about industry and the business. Eventually I thought it was appropriate to setup an actual blog for the […]

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