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i2Coalition Appoints Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon to Board

May 09
08:58 2014

Washington, DC – Today, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) announced the appointment of Blacknight Internet Solutions CEO Michele Neylon to the coalition’s board.

“Under Michele Neylon’s leadership, Blacknight has been one of Europes’s most cutting-edge Internet companies, and we welcome his experience on issues important to our industry, in Europe and across the globe,” said Christian Dawson, i2Coaltion Co-Founder and Board Chair. “Michele’s active participation in ICANN and other groups and projects focusing on the Internet infrastructure industry give him invaluable insight that will make him a welcome addition to our board.”

Blacknight, based in Ireland and 100% Irish owned, is an ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight is one of Europe’s leading Internet companies.

“Blacknight shares i2Coalition’s goals to unify the Internet infrastructure industry and foster innovation and growth,” said Neylon. “It is an honor to join the i2Coalition board, and to bring with me a European perspective on issues that impact the global community.”

Michele Neylon is founder and managing director of Blacknight Internet Solutions. Michele was shortlisted for the Irish Internet Association Net Visionary Awards 2005 under the Internet Entrepreneur category. In 2006 he was shortlisted for both Internet Entrepreneur and Best Blogger. In 2008 he was shortlisted in three categories: Business Blogger, Internet Entrepreneur and Internet Marketer. Michele won the IIA Net Visionary Awards in 2008 for Best Business Blogger and Best Internet Marketer, and Blacknight won best Business Blog at the Irish Blog Awards in 2009. In 2010, Michele was awarded an IIA Net Visionary Award in 2010 for Best Use of Social Media, as well as IIA’s 2013 Overall Net Visionary Award.

About i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit

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