Finding the perfect gift can be daunting. It takes thoughtfulness, creativity, generosity, and, often, a lot of dedication. But, when we see the elated look of surprise and appreciation on someone’s face, we don’t question for a second whether it was worth the effort. We offer gifts as an expression of love, friendship, gratitude, solidarity, charity, and the list goes on. This one act can go a long way in building relationships that stand the test of time.
Most people have, at some point, turned to the Internet for help finding just the right gift. As online retail approaches new heights each year, more and more gift buying occurs online and the businesses that serve this niche must find ways of standing out from the crowd and engaging their customers.
.GIFT will become the Internet’s great exchange of gift purchases and ideas. From ideas to presentation, .gift will turn everyday people into the ultimate gift givers, deepening their connections while making the hunt for the perfect find as pain-free as possible.
Appending your web address with “.gift” will clearly orient your customers on what you have to offer. Retailers, businesses, and gift givers on their all-important quest will all find that this top-level domain satisfies their online needs.
Get ready for Christmas with .GIFT!
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.