Web Hosting: Local players encourage SMEs to make the leap online

Irish companies such as Blacknight and Arekibo have carved a niche for themselves in the web hosting market, writes Leslie Faughnan.

31st March, 2012
Web Hosting: Local players encourage SMEs to make the leap online
Michele Neylon, founder and managing director, Blacknight Solutions. Photo: Michelle Chaplow

One of Ireland's oldest web services companies after just over a decade, Blacknight Solutions looks after domain registration and, in fact, claims to be the largest such business in Ireland.

It is the only private ICANN accredited registrar in the country. But for some years the greatest part of its business, according to founder and managing director Michele Neylon, has been web hosting, principally for the SME market.

"Irish business still has a long way...

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