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Hip hop is more than a genre of music. It’s a constantly evolving identity and art form, a passionate style of self-expression. .HipHop names are the next step to this evolution, allowing artists and fans to connect, inspire, and defy boundaries, online.
From eloquent lyrics to the infectious beat, hip hop is a uniquely American art form, crossing music, art, performance and culture. Since its advent in New York in the late 1970s, hip hop has become a global phenomenon. To the young, urban American, hip hop is a culture, not just a musical genre. It is about voicing the issues, listening, and being heard. No other art form is as controversial as it is compelling.
Almost inadvertently, this music style has consistently dominated the Billboard charts. Beyond its sounds, hip hop has spun into an industry of its very own, including a hugely popular dance style and a range of branded consumer items from apparel to sports cars.
It is clear that something about this cultural art form resonates heavily with the American public. .hiphop will become the soul of this genre and industry in the online space. It will provide a dedicated spot where artists and fans can continue to challenge and transform the world through their art.
There will be no mistaking who you are when Internet users see “.HipHop” at the end of your domain name. Whether used for lifestyle or music, .hiphop will provide a clear, specialised, and semantically meaningful name for a wide variety of individuals and businesses.
As new top-level domains become increasingly familiar, crowds of people will instinctively and confidently turn to the .HipHop domain for an online neighbourhood entirely devoted to what drives their passion: hip hop.
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.