It is time for your online address to suit your entertaining personality.
Comedy is the currency of the Internet. It is what we trade most often with friends, post to social media websites, and consume in various forms of online media. Thanks to its ease of use in digital correspondence, LOL has become an international word signifying humor in languages everywhere.
What started as a matter of convenience has transformed into a mainstay of internet culture. While the abbreviation “LOL” originally stood for the literal meaning of “laugh out loud”, it now applies as a general expression of amusement and was declared as a real word by the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011. The popularity of “LOL” is representative of a whole new generation of web-based humor, memes, and trends.
.LOL will rally the Internet’s leading sources of humor into a central location for online visitors looking for a good time. It will be the go-to location to discover, browse, and share jokes, videos, comics, and other tidbits of amusement. Those looking to be the first to share the next viral trend will not have to look beyond this domain.
Adding “.LOL” to the end of your website address will be much like adding it to the end of a text or online post; it will proudly say: “This %*!& is funny!” Your website will stand out among the ranks of Internet locations as being completely dedicated to entertaining and amusing your audience.
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.