Michele Neylon

Michele Neylon

MD of Blacknight Solutions
Joined on March 3, 2004 – Ireland
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Michele is co-founder and CEO of Blacknight. He is actively involved in Internet policy development, and is currently a member of ICANN’s GNSO Council as a representative of domain registrars. He is also involved with policy development for several domain registries, including .IE, .EU and .US. He previously served as chair of i2Coalition and is a member of the Names and Numbers Steering committee of eco. Michele received the Irish Internet Association Net Visionary Award in 2013 and was named one of Ireland’s 30 Technology Disruptors at The Spiders Awards in 2019.


WHOIS Record Redaction and GDPR: What's the Evolution Post-2018?

Freedom of Expression Part 1: Hate Speech, Linehan, Trans as a Protected Class in California

If ICANN Won't Stand Up to EU in WHOIS Dispute, Then the U.S. Congress Should

ICANN Terminates AlpNames

How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?

A Year Later: Insights from dotSucks

How Diverse Is ICANN? New Study Explores Organisation's Makeup

How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

ICANN Should Curb Anonymous Domain Name Abuses

Out of .Africa - Process Failures Don't Change the Facts

The Dot Green gTLD and the Domain Name Delusion That Foretells General gTLD Disaster

The DNS Still Isn't a Directory

Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?

New gTLD Abuse Trends Beginning to Emerge

Industry Association: An Implementation Model

Is It Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? (Part 3)

Welcome to the .uk - Unless You're Not in the UK

ICANN's Uniform Rapid Suspension: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Domain Name Registrar Allows Completely Blank WHOIS

Singular and Plural TLDs: A Rather Strange Decision

Rebooting Whois

Mishandling the Registrar Contract Negotiations

Copyright Infringement and ccTLDs

Big Brands Trying to Corner Generic Domain Namespaces?

The Business Parallels Between IPv6 and DNSSEC

It's Not Enough to Succeed. Others Must Fail.

Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar

New gTLD Application Monitoring? Now?

Reducing Unreachable ICANN Registrations

What ICANN is Doing Wrong

Removing Principle of Confidentiality in ICANN's NomCom is a Bad Idea

The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown'

Still Missing in Action

Garth Bruen Discussing Whois, DNSSEC and Domain Security

Epsilon Interactive Breach the Fukushima of the Email Industry

Garth Bruen Discussing Whois, DNSSEC and Domain Security

What New gTLDs Mean for Developing Economy Applicants?

ICANN Board - GAC Geneva Meeting: Open to Observers?

Two Years Later Dozens of Registrars Still in the Shadows

What Does the .CO Launch Mean for New gTLDs?

Brand Protection Domain Registrations: There Are More Than You Think

Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2

DotCo Launch: Over 90 Thousand Domain Names in 15 Minutes!

Top Ten New gTLD Gotchas

Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2

The .XXX Fiasco is Almost Over

Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2

EU Ruling on Google Ad Keywords: Implications for Brand Owners

"Thin Brand Line" Breaks as Canon Announces Plans for .CANON

Domain Registry Locking Program: It Is There for a Reason, So Why Not Use It?

Why is ICANN Traveling Without Moving and Thwarting Innovation in the Domain Space?

The World's Most Dangerous Country Code Top-Level Domains

Berlin the Latest New TLD Battleground?

Trademark Owners Beware: Cybersquatting Spreads to Twitter

Corporate Domain Registration Practices in Light of New gTLDs

Domain Registry/Registrar Cross Ownership: A Reality Check

The Chinese Domain Name Bubble Bursts

Corporate Domain Registration Practices in Light of New gTLDs

Swedish Regulator Bans Inclusion of Letters "b", "a", "n", "k" in Domain Names Under .SE

ICANN Culls Three More Domain Name Registrars

Realizing There's More to Life Than .COM, Europe and Asia Already Do

Think China Is the Highest Spamming Country? Think Again

New TLDs For Dummies (Sort of)

".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates

Domain Name Registries Must Do More to Protect Highly-Trafficked Domains

Trademark Owners Should Consider .mp Domain Name Registration

Domain Name Registration: Not a Technology Service Any More?

Dublin.tel Grabbed by Lantec

ICANN Faces Questions on Accountability and Outside Takeover

Study Finds 75% of Malicious Websites from Legitimate, Trusted Sources

Launch of .PARIS

North Dakota Judge Gets it Wrong

Domain Management White Paper

ICANN Investigating Domain Tasting

EU NameSpace is Dead?

Canadians Now Pay for Different Levels of Internet Speeds

IPv6 for the Rest of Us

Getting WHOIS Server Address Directly from Registry

ICANN Asked to Adopt Specific TLD for Banks

.COM and .NET: Thick Or Thin?

Irish Government To Kill IE ccTLD?

IP Address Intelligence Burdening Content Providers with Regional Laws?

IE Namespace: We Need Personal Domains!

EURid Tightens Control on .eu Domain Names

She Gave Me a Fake Phone Number!

The "Parked Domain Monetization" Business

The Problem With Wikis

IETF Publishes RFCs on SPF and Sender ID

ICANN Transfer Policy: Domain Hijacking Got Easier or Did It?

ICANN Starts IPv6 Ball Rolling

Ireland's .ie To Come Under Government Control

New Regime for Registration of .fr

Topic Interests

DNSDomain NamesNew TLDsPolicy & RegulationCybersecurityCybercrimeRegistry ServicesWhoisICANNSpamInternet GovernanceMobile InternetTelecomLawUDRPDomain ManagementAccess ProvidersWebP2PData CenterPrivacyMultilinguism IPv4 MarketsRegional RegistriesBrand ProtectionEmailCensorshipIPv6 TransitionThreat IntelligenceBroadbandNet NeutralityMalwareCyberattackDNS SecurityInternet Protocol

Recent Blogs

US Government to ICANN - Move Quickly

EURid Pauses Brexit Plans

ICANN Terminates AlpNames

EURid Updates Post-Brexit

Internet Watch Foundation Uses Hashes to Block Child Abuse Material

Popular Posts

XXX Saga Continues

Nominet Position Paper on Front Running

Ireland's .ie To Come Under Government Control

EU NameSpace is Dead?

Rebooting Whois