With approximately 15 million .net registrations around the world, it’s like combining every person living in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Paris and Hong Kong together! From entrepreneurs launching new businesses to artists showcasing new works, many have used .net domains successfully to promote a product, offer a service, highlight a skill and much more!
.net was one of the first TLDs introduced on the Internet. And because .net has stood the test of time, it’s one of the reasons why a .net is still popular as ever.
A .net domain name still retains value, being one of the most valuable domain extensions in the aftermarket. Today, there are approximately 15 million registered .net domain names, and is the second most popular TLD after .com.
For more than 20 years, Verisign has managed and protected the .net infrastructure with 100 per cent operational accuracy and stability. That means you can focus on what’s important to you.
Backed by Proven and Industry-Leading Expertise For 30 years, .net’s timeless appeal and authenticity has earned the trust of millions of individuals and businesses all around the world, and remains a sought after web address amongst the many top-level domain (TLD) choices available today.
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Yes, you can lock this domain extension at the registry level for greater security. The Blacknight Registry Lock Service allows domain holders to request registry-level protection for their domain names and / or hosts. Registry Lock sets specific status codes on domain names and / or hosts, to prevent malicious or inadvertent modifications, deletions and transfers. It’s like locking your doors and windows before going to bed at night. Your domain is one of the most valuable business assets you own – protect it from fraud with Registry Lock from Blacknight. Learn more about Blacknight Registry Lock here.
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.