Blacknight Calls on Internet Users to Reclaim their Online Identity

Carlow, Ireland (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

Leading Irish domain registrar and hosting company Blacknight is calling on Internet users to take control of their own online lives.

Blacknight ( want Internet users to know that storing their data on social networks is not a long-term online content management solution. As social networks rise and fall, so does the information stored there. The safest and most effective way to store and manage online content is through a personally controlled business or personal site. A domain name and website run on an open source platform like WordPress and hosted by the individual or company creates a space for content and data to live over time in one place.

Michele Neylon of Blacknight explains, If there is one thing I tell people over and over again, it is that the most important thing you can do for yourself and your online business is to get a good domain name and build a site on it. Do not rely solely on social networks to store your content and information. It is unprofessional but most alarmingly; it’s impermanent. If Facebook should suddenly go out of business, all of your data goes with it. You need a domain name and a website to house all of your personal and business data.

Whether focusing on a blog, personal, photo sharing or business site, it is advantageous to create a place online from which to host content that is sourced to preferred social media platforms. Not only does this create a personal record of everything a user publishes online, but it also makes it easier to control online identity.

Neylon continues, The amount of content a person creates over time becomes a record of their life. If suddenly, every holiday photo, opinion and important announcement or business contact were to disappear due to the collapse of a social media service, it would be devastating.

For those seeking to re-claim their online identity, Blacknight offers domain name registration in over two hundred extensions including .COM, .EU, .BIZ, .CO and .ME, which can be perfectly paired with No Fluff Cloud Hosting. For those who prefer a more traditional hosting setup, Blacknight also provides Standard Hosting, Shared Hosting, Hosted SharePoint, Dedicated/ Colocation, and Mobile Friendly Hosting through goMobi. Each service has several pricing and performance tiers so Blacknight customers can create a package that fits their needs.

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About Blacknight:

Blacknight are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europes most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and colocation as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally.

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Forbes Calls On CabForward to Explain a “Cloud of Opportunity”

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2013

Not so long ago, the only businesses with access to world-class software were also the wealthiest ones. Innovation required lots of cash, a luxury not afforded to most startups.

But thanks to open-source software like Ruby on Rails, cloud computing, and knowledgeable guides to help you navigate both, the barrier of entry is almost non-existent.

Lance Vaughn, Founder/CEO of CabForward an Austin-based web and mobile app development company was recently tapped by to explain this evolution. As he describes it, the shift to transparent, collaborative software development and affordable access to powerful computing resources isn’t just about getting your ideas on the web. It’s about a new environment for innovation, which helps small businesses looking to outmaneuver their competition, as well as the developers providing the custom software that makes it possible.

Maybe its more than code, maybe I want to stand up a company and provide a business service, said Vaughn in George Dearing’s feature article (“Competing On The Cloud: Small Businesses Can Thrive with SaaS,”, July 22, 2013).

Vaughn is referencing tech startup Code Climate, whose founder Bryan Helmkamp developed algorithms to grade the quality of his carefully crafted code. But once Bryan decided to make these tools available for cloud access, Code Climate was born, and he was able to leverage the cloud to turn his passion into a day job.

But the current development landscape isn’t just good news for software creators and small businesses. Increasingly open communication between coders and companies like CabForward gestures toward a new movement of tech education and knowledge sharing. In other words, “Long-gone are the days when software development took place in a black box,” says Dearing.

As a result, companies like Amazon are beginning to offer training packages for individuals and businesses alike. Amazon Web Services now hosts self-paced labs in conjunction with cloud platforms, which underscores the mission of companies like CabForward: to make software development a true collaboration between businesses, customers, and developers alike.

“You want to leverage as much code and software thats out there, says Vaughn on Thanks to an increasingly democratic tech environment, that leverage is now possible for a lot more people.


To schedule an interview or to receive more information, contact Michael Kennedy at 512-693-4142 ext 1 or Visit for more information. Follow @CabForward on Twitter.

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