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Naming your boat is a special task in boat ownership. Lots of time and effort goes into naming your boat. Only the right name will do for your vessel. Why not share that special name online? Have you thought about getting a domain name for your boat?
Even if you don’t own a boat, a .boats domain name is the perfect way to express your passion for maritime history, culture, and business. Choose from thousands of nautical domain options that are ready to set sail out on the open internet.
A customized .boats domain name makes it easy to stand out at the local harbour. Instead of a boring old .com you can hand out your .boats domain name to all your sailing friends. You can even get email delivered right to your custom .boats domain. If you’d like to set up a website for your boat quickly and easily, we have a tool just for that!
Blacknight is the perfect registrar to secure your own nautical domain name before anyone else does. Now is your chance to take your boating content to the next level and seas the domain!
Once you have your own custom .BOATS domain name from Blacknight Ireland you’ll be able to add custom email addresses or build an online presence. Choose from a wide range of website, email and sitebuilder plans.
.BOATS doesn’t work for you? We also offer registrations for .YACHTS domain names!
Yes, absolutely! Blacknight Solutions is a worldwide domain and hosting provider, based in Ireland. We can handle all your hosting, email and domain needs for .BOATS domain registrations.
No! Anyone can register a .BOATS domain name for the personal or business use. No verification is required.
Generally, no. You can register any available name as long as it complies with the registry terms of service. Some key domains and word combinations are reserved by the register or already purchased.
Once you’ve registered with Blacknight, you can quickly and easily setup email using Blacknight Solutions Email Hosting. for a low monthly or yearly fee.
Once you’ve registered your .BOATS domain name with Blacknight Ireland, you can quickly and easily setup .BOATS web hosting directly with us for a small monthly or yearly fee.
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.
If you are the owner of the domain and wish to transfer it internally to another account, or have any other query relating to the domain please contact our sales team.
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.