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For journalists, news corporations, publishers, media professionals, and bloggers, .PRESS gives individuals and organisations a meaningful platform to share opinions, disseminate information and influence their audience; giving opinion makers and information sharers the perfect way to establish their credibility and grow their online reach and relevance!
With .PRESS, individuals can assert their authority and grow their personal brands by sharing knowledge or publishing their opinions on a variety of topics. Organisations, as well, can use the .PRESS extension to either establish direct, meaningful contact with their customers or as a bulletin board to publish public information and PR material. The only limits to how .PRESS can be used are imagination and thought. It’s the perfect domain to help your publication achieve its goals and make an impact on the world.
Registering a .PRESS domain is the perfect way to create an easy to remember address for your readers, sources, and colleagues to reach you. It also provides credibility to your team of reporters, editors, and producers as they work in the field. After you’ve registered, you can easily create an email address with Blacknight email hosting or create an entire content managed website for your publication using our hosting plans.
Voice Your Opinion with a .PRESS
Yes, absolutely! .PRESS is the perfect domain for new media startups looking to establish themselves with a professional and easy to remember web or email address.
No! .PRESS domains can be used by anyone or any organization that needs to establish an easy to remember web presence. It is intended for journalists, editors, broadcasters, PR professionals, photographers, organisations, and press associations. All usage, however, must comply with the registrar terms and conditions.
No, you do not. Anyone who works in the media or has an interest in the field can register a .PRESS domain name for their own use.
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.