A link likely brought you here – a small wonder so easily taken for granted. Think about the freedom that comes with knowing that you can always find what you need, in only a matter of minutes. Information has never been this accessible. The world truly is right at our fingertips and we have links to thank for that.
The Internet is taking on a pivotal role in the evolution of communication; dimming the barriers of reality and making it possible to connect with people around the world. We cannot even fathom the amount of innovation and invention yet to come in this industry.
.LINK will become the Internet’s most reputable resource center of sites, directories, and authorities that provide users with fast and relevant access to the content or connections they are seeking.
Ending your web address with the clear and simple .LINK will make your website more memorable and easy to find. Further, it will identify your site as a reliable source for information and resources for your visitors.
As the Internet becomes increasingly saturated with information and websites, even with the growth of niche top-level domains, there will always be a need for broad, all encompassing namespaces like .LINK to serve as a common ground. People will know that, at the center of it all, they will always find what they’re looking for at .LINK.
The .COM space is exhausted of meaningful names. Perform a quick attempt to find a domain for a new venture, and you will immediately see how Internet naming, as it stands today, is limiting the creation of new brands. We are forced to a) restrict our brand name based on the remaining available .com names, b) seek out a name in the unpredictable secondary market, or c) settle for a mediocre domain name that threatens our visibility and credibility on the Internet.
As an increasingly tech-savvy population continues to find new ways to connect and do business online, good names will only get more and more difficult come by. New, specialised gTLDs, like .LINK, are the answer. They will introduce a whole new realm of highly relevant and intuitive naming alternatives for registrants to tap into.
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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.