CEO | BlackNight
Michele Neylon is the founder, owner, and CEO of Blacknight, Ireland’s largest domain registrar and hosting provider. Michele is an active and outspoken member of the Internet industry. He currently serves on the ICANN GNSO Council as one of the representatives of the Registrar Stakeholder Group. He is also Chair of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Michele was also recipient of the 2013 IIA Net Visionary Award as well as one of the first inductees into the Irish Internet Hall of Fame.
Michele is actively involved in Internet policy development, currently serving on the GNSO council of ICANN. His focus is primarily European Internet concerns and policy.
He has presented at numerous Internet industry events both in Ireland and overseas on a broad range of topics including security, marketing, policy and sales.
In his spare time, Michele is a multilingual, award-winning, social media evangelist, blogger, and film buff.