The future is Mobile. In this day and age, you MUST HAVE a mobile presence on the Internet. While there are lots of ways to “mobilize” your site, there is only one domain name that remains the standard for identifying mobile-friendly Web content: .MOBI
After carefully crafting your mobile website, you want your new and existing customers—and internet searchers–to know your site is mobile friendly. That’s why you need a domain name that says “I’m mobile: .MOBI!”
Search engines detect searches from mobile devices and prioritize their results accordingly. Because search engines “know” that .mobi sites are made for mobile devices, .mobi sites naturally move up the list seen by your mobile customers. Additionally, every .mobi domain gets its own entry in the Internet Zone File. This enables your site to work wherever there is Internet access because it’s part of the Internet naming system itself.
When you use a .MOBI address for your mobile website, your audience will know that your website is designed to work on a mobile device, like an Android™ tablet or an iPhone, as well as on a standard computer.
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.