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Since the Internet was opened to commercial use almost 20 years ago, the namespace has been artificially constrained to only 22 generic names following the dot (like .COM, .NET or .INFO). As a result, finding a suitable, meaningful, and memorable domain name can be a struggle. Good, short domains are exceptionally hard to find. Now, however, for the first time, new domain names include descriptive, useful words and names that are instantly recognisable and understood.
Research shows that BLUE is the most popular color, everywhere in the world, for everyone. The color blue is an attention grabber, and it elicits positive, peaceful emotions of harmony, strength and loyalty.
Like the sky above and sea below, the color blue is all around you … and the .BLUE domain is here to let you tap into the warm feelings we all have about this special color.
.BLUE offers great benefits in a variety of uses:
.BLUE domains are perfect for organizations focused on water issues or for websites that seek to raise awareness of water conservation and clean drinking water solutions for people all over the world.
.BLUE domains are also perfect for weather tracking sites, blogs about meteorology or anything to do with the atmosphere.
Businesses with blue branding and logos benefit from a website with a .BLUE domain.
.BLUE domains are available to everyone who loves the color blue or wants it to enhance their business or their brand.
.BLUE is the right choice for practically everyone; search to find the .BLUE that will work for you or your business.
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.