.COM is already great value – but at Blacknight you can register or transfer a .COM for free* when you buy hosting or BaseKit siteBuilder!
Since being introduced in 1985, .COM has become of the most popular domains in the world. Today, .COM has over 120 million registrations. .COM has earned the trust of millions of individuals and businesses around the world, and can help lead you to success too.
Be positioned for success.
.COM is the global standard for doing business online
Since .COM is powered by Verisign, you can trust that your domain is backed by the same proven and industry-leading expertise that has kept .COM running with 100 percent reliability for more than 20 years.
Enter your chosen COM domain name and click search to go to our store and see if it’s available. Then add either Web Hosting (12 or 36 months) or BaseKit SiteBuilder (12 months) to your cart, and you’ll get the domain name absolutely FREE!
* Offer applies to new .COM domain names or transfers of existing .COM domain names from another registrar. Only one free domain per hosting/BaseKit subscription. Domain names will renew at the normal price after the first year.
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Yes! You can upload your websites files and database to your new hosting plan with Blacknight or, if you don’t have the time we’ll do it for you. Talk to our migration team today about moving your website.
No. We are more than happy to offer domain registration services only.
Blacknight is a full-service domain registrar and hosting company, and for optimum convenience we recommend you use us as a one-stop shop! However, it is not necessary to have your domain registration and hosting with the same company.
The term ‘generic Top-Level Domains’ (gTLDs) describes long-established domains such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, and .BIZ, as well as hundreds of ‘new gTLDs’ which have appeared in recent years, such as .BLOG, .IRISH, .DESIGN or .ROCKS.
These types of domains are called ‘generic’ to distinguish them from ‘country-code TLDs’ (ccTLDs) such as .IE or .FR.
The main benefit to choosing a new gTLD (generic Top-Level Domain) such as .BLOG, is availability. The older long-established domains like .COM have millions of registered domain names, and it can be difficult to find a memorable, meaningful name which has not already been registered by someone else. The new gTLDs have opened up hundreds of new namespaces, with new opportunities for great domain names.
The second benefit of new gTLDs is that many of the new domain extensions are valuable keywords in their own right, and not merely a redundant suffix. A new gTLD is a more efficient. Compare BlueSuedeShoes.com with BlueSuede.shoes.
Yes, Google and other search engines rank new gTLDs the same way as the ‘old’ gTLDs.
The general rule is to make sure it’s relevant to the business, service or information you’re providing. So if you’re selling shoes, something like yourcompany.shoes would be a good start.
The question of whether to migrate an established website to a new domain is one that requires careful consideration and planning. If your website is established and you’ve put a lot of effort in promoting your current domain name then we would not advise you to suddenly switch your website to a new domain, irrespective of the TLD. You could start by simply redirecting the new TLD to your current domain name and move to the new TLD once a proper migration plan is in place.
As of June 8th, 2022, all NEW Blacknight customers will be using our new state of the art platform. All existing Blacknight customers from before this date will continue to log in as they have before. All Blacknight customers will be transitioned to the new platform at a later date.