Michele Neylon

Michele Neylon

MD of Blacknight Solutions
Joined on March 3, 2004
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About

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.

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Comments

2021 - Jan 29 on WHOIS Record Redaction and GDPR: What's the Evolution Post-2018?
2020 - Jul 11 on Freedom of Expression Part 1: Hate Speech, Linehan, Trans as a Protected Class in California
2020 - Jan 02 on If ICANN Won't Stand Up to EU in WHOIS Dispute, Then the U.S. Congress Should
2019 - Mar 19 on ICANN Terminates AlpNames
2019 - Mar 19 on ICANN Terminates AlpNames
2019 - Mar 18 on ICANN Terminates AlpNames
2017 - Jul 29 on How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?
2016 - Jul 06 on A Year Later: Insights from dotSucks
2016 - Jun 23 on How Diverse Is ICANN? New Study Explores Organisation's Makeup
2016 - Mar 01 on How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?
2015 - Aug 13 on ICANN Should Curb Anonymous Domain Name Abuses
2015 - Aug 13 on ICANN Should Curb Anonymous Domain Name Abuses
2015 - Aug 13 on ICANN Should Curb Anonymous Domain Name Abuses
2015 - Aug 13 on ICANN Should Curb Anonymous Domain Name Abuses
2015 - Jul 29 on Out of .Africa - Process Failures Don't Change the Facts
2015 - Mar 04 on The Dot Green gTLD and the Domain Name Delusion That Foretells General gTLD Disaster
2015 - Mar 04 on The DNS Still Isn't a Directory
2015 - Mar 04 on The DNS Still Isn't a Directory
2014 - Dec 01 on Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?
2014 - Dec 01 on Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?
2014 - Dec 01 on Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?
2014 - Dec 01 on Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?
2014 - Oct 09 on New gTLD Abuse Trends Beginning to Emerge
2014 - Oct 02 on New gTLD Abuse Trends Beginning to Emerge
2014 - Sep 19 on Industry Association: An Implementation Model
2014 - Sep 19 on Is It Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? (Part 3)
2014 - Jun 10 on Welcome to the .uk - Unless You're Not in the UK
2014 - Mar 03 on ICANN's Uniform Rapid Suspension: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2014 - Mar 03 on ICANN's Uniform Rapid Suspension: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2013 - Oct 08 on Domain Name Registrar Allows Completely Blank WHOIS
2013 - Oct 08 on Domain Name Registrar Allows Completely Blank WHOIS
2013 - Oct 08 on Domain Name Registrar Allows Completely Blank WHOIS
2013 - Jul 10 on Singular and Plural TLDs: A Rather Strange Decision
2013 - Jul 10 on Singular and Plural TLDs: A Rather Strange Decision
2013 - Jul 09 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 09 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 09 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 07 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 03 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 03 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Mar 08 on Mishandling the Registrar Contract Negotiations
2013 - Jan 02 on Copyright Infringement and ccTLDs
2012 - Jun 15 on Big Brands Trying to Corner Generic Domain Namespaces?
2012 - Jun 14 on The Business Parallels Between IPv6 and DNSSEC
2012 - May 30 on It's Not Enough to Succeed. Others Must Fail.
2012 - Apr 03 on Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar
2012 - Mar 29 on Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar
2012 - Mar 28 on Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar
2012 - Mar 28 on Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar
2012 - Mar 28 on Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar
2012 - Mar 28 on Fake Bank Site, Fake Registrar
2012 - Feb 07 on New gTLD Application Monitoring? Now?
2012 - Feb 06 on Reducing Unreachable ICANN Registrations
2012 - Feb 02 on Reducing Unreachable ICANN Registrations
2012 - Jan 16 on What ICANN is Doing Wrong
2012 - Jan 15 on What ICANN is Doing Wrong
2011 - Sep 10 on Removing Principle of Confidentiality in ICANN's NomCom is a Bad Idea
2011 - Sep 10 on Removing Principle of Confidentiality in ICANN's NomCom is a Bad Idea
2011 - May 27 on The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown'
2011 - May 27 on The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown'
2011 - May 26 on The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown'
2011 - May 25 on The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown'
2011 - Apr 05 on Still Missing in Action
2011 - Apr 05 on Garth Bruen Discussing Whois, DNSSEC and Domain Security
2011 - Apr 05 on Garth Bruen Discussing Whois, DNSSEC and Domain Security
2011 - Apr 05 on Epsilon Interactive Breach the Fukushima of the Email Industry
2011 - Apr 05 on Garth Bruen Discussing Whois, DNSSEC and Domain Security
2011 - Jan 23 on What New gTLDs Mean for Developing Economy Applicants?
2011 - Jan 07 on ICANN Board - GAC Geneva Meeting: Open to Observers?
2010 - Dec 09 on Two Years Later Dozens of Registrars Still in the Shadows
2010 - Sep 10 on What Does the .CO Launch Mean for New gTLDs?
2010 - Jul 23 on Brand Protection Domain Registrations: There Are More Than You Think
2010 - Jul 23 on Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2
2010 - Jul 21 on DotCo Launch: Over 90 Thousand Domain Names in 15 Minutes!
2010 - Jul 16 on Top Ten New gTLD Gotchas
2010 - Jul 02 on Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2
2010 - Jun 30 on Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2
2010 - Jun 30 on Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2
2010 - Jun 29 on The .XXX Fiasco is Almost Over
2010 - Jun 29 on Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2
2010 - Jun 29 on Who Is Blocking WHOIS? Part 2
2010 - Mar 27 on EU Ruling on Google Ad Keywords: Implications for Brand Owners
2010 - Mar 16 on "Thin Brand Line" Breaks as Canon Announces Plans for .CANON
2010 - Feb 19 on Domain Registry Locking Program: It Is There for a Reason, So Why Not Use It?
2010 - Feb 18 on Domain Registry Locking Program: It Is There for a Reason, So Why Not Use It?
2010 - Jan 29 on Why is ICANN Traveling Without Moving and Thwarting Innovation in the Domain Space?
2010 - Jan 05 on The World's Most Dangerous Country Code Top-Level Domains
2009 - Dec 22 on Berlin the Latest New TLD Battleground?
2009 - Dec 22 on Berlin the Latest New TLD Battleground?
2009 - Sep 22 on Trademark Owners Beware: Cybersquatting Spreads to Twitter
2009 - Aug 31 on Corporate Domain Registration Practices in Light of New gTLDs
2009 - Aug 30 on Domain Registry/Registrar Cross Ownership: A Reality Check
2009 - Aug 29 on The Chinese Domain Name Bubble Bursts
2009 - Aug 29 on Corporate Domain Registration Practices in Light of New gTLDs
2009 - Aug 29 on Swedish Regulator Bans Inclusion of Letters "b", "a", "n", "k" in Domain Names Under .SE
2009 - Aug 18 on ICANN Culls Three More Domain Name Registrars
2009 - Aug 18 on Realizing There's More to Life Than .COM, Europe and Asia Already Do
2009 - Aug 12 on Realizing There's More to Life Than .COM, Europe and Asia Already Do
2009 - Jul 25 on Think China Is the Highest Spamming Country? Think Again
2009 - Jun 12 on New TLDs For Dummies (Sort of)
2009 - May 06 on ".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
2009 - May 05 on ".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
2009 - May 05 on ".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
2009 - May 05 on ".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
2009 - May 05 on ".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
2009 - Apr 26 on Domain Name Registries Must Do More to Protect Highly-Trafficked Domains
2009 - Apr 25 on Domain Name Registries Must Do More to Protect Highly-Trafficked Domains
2009 - Mar 01 on Trademark Owners Should Consider .mp Domain Name Registration
2009 - Mar 01 on Domain Name Registration: Not a Technology Service Any More?
2009 - Feb 02 on Dublin.tel Grabbed by Lantec
2008 - Jul 29 on Study Finds 75% of Malicious Websites from Legitimate, Trusted Sources
2008 - Jul 01 on Launch of .PARIS
2008 - Jan 16 on North Dakota Judge Gets it Wrong
2007 - Nov 08 on Domain Management White Paper
2007 - Aug 14 on ICANN Investigating Domain Tasting
2007 - Jul 17 on EU NameSpace is Dead?
2007 - Jun 05 on IPv6 for the Rest of Us
2007 - Apr 22 on Getting WHOIS Server Address Directly from Registry
2007 - Apr 20 on Getting WHOIS Server Address Directly from Registry
2007 - Apr 02 on .COM and .NET: Thick Or Thin?
2007 - Apr 02 on .COM and .NET: Thick Or Thin?
2007 - Feb 26 on Irish Government To Kill IE ccTLD?
2007 - Feb 07 on IP Address Intelligence Burdening Content Providers with Regional Laws?
2007 - Jan 26 on IE Namespace: We Need Personal Domains!
2007 - Jan 26 on IE Namespace: We Need Personal Domains!
2005 - Dec 15 on She Gave Me a Fake Phone Number!
2005 - Dec 08 on The "Parked Domain Monetization" Business
2005 - Dec 06 on The Problem With Wikis
2005 - Jul 06 on IETF Publishes RFCs on SPF and Sender ID
2004 - Nov 12 on ICANN Transfer Policy: Domain Hijacking Got Easier or Did It?
2004 - Jul 28 on ICANN Starts IPv6 Ball Rolling
2004 - Apr 29 on Ireland's .ie To Come Under Government Control
2004 - Mar 05 on New Regime for Registration of .fr

Topic Interests

DNSNew TLDsDomain NamesPolicy & RegulationWhoisCybersecurityRegistry ServicesCybercrimeICANNSpamInternet GovernanceMobile InternetTelecomLawUDRPDomain ManagementAccess ProvidersWebP2PData CenterPrivacyMultilinguism IPv4 MarketsRegional RegistriesBrand ProtectionEmailCensorshipIPv6 TransitionThreat IntelligenceDNS SecurityCyberattackMalwareInternet Protocol

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