When you’re a small business owner, your passion is usually your profession. Getting a .business domain is a quick way to set yourself apart as a knowledge leader in a sea of amateurs. You’ll be instantly recognized as a pro, no matter what you sell or do.
A .BUSINESS from Blacknight is the perfect domain for any business, start-up or already established. Getting your business online is one of the most important steps your business takes and .BUSINESS will make it even easier. Blacknight is the perfect place to setup a .business based email address or a .business based website using our site builder.
Since .Business is a new domain extension, you’ll have more opportunities to register your unique business name that may have already been taken on other top-level domains. With .BUSINESS, your business can stay online and open 24/7, opening you up to more potential customers and increasing your visibility online and off.
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No! Anyone can register a .BUSINESS domain, no matter what type of business they are such as retail, consultant, freelance, sole trader, wholesale, or a corporation.
TLDs such as .BUSINESS offer the opportunity to register short, memorable and relevant domains. .BUSINESS is the perfect way to connect with you clients.
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.