.REST - The global TLD for Resturants

.REST - The global TLD for Resturants

An abbreviation recognised by billions

Register .rest domain names with Blacknight


Buy .REST from Blacknight

Restaurants are huge business in the services sector and the .REST domain name offers these businesses the opportunity to develop and promote their brands online. The .REST domain is easy to spell and easy to remember; your customers will easily be able to find your website. The number one thing people are looking for is your menu, and .REST makes it quick for them to type on mobile devices to find out what you have on offer.

While the .REST domain is intended for the restaurant industry, it also has a wide variety of uses in several other verticals. The online mattress industry is growing by leaps and bounds and .REST is the perfect domain for mattress related websites. Wellness and mindfulness are also hot commodities and .REST fits into those as people seek to improve their inner lives. The .REST tld even works for the hotel and hospitality industries.

Key Facts about .rest:

  • Easy to: type, spell, remember, pronounce & recognise
  • Market size of 20 million restaurants & bars worldwide
  • Recognised by billions of people across the world
  • Targets 20+ languages and 50+ countries
  • For restaurants, as well as guides, critics, bloggers, chefs, delivery services & related entities worldwide
  • An abbreviation recognised by billions – just like the most familiar TLDs in the world
  • Works for hotels, wellness, mindfulness, sleep, and mattress industries


Why .REST Domains?

This short, easy to remember TLD is perfect for restaurants looking to keep things simple. Restaurant is one the most commonly misspelt words and you can avoid that completely but just stopping to .REST. The domain is also suitable for the sleeping, mattress and wellness industries.

Once you have your own .REST domain name you’ll be able to add custom email addresses or build an online presence. Choose from a wide range of websiteemail and sitebuilder plans.

Examples of .REST Domains:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I transfer my domain name to Blacknight?

    Yes! The methods of transfer vary for different types of domains. Initiate your domain transfer here or view our Domain Transfer Guide for more information on the domain transfer process.

    Contact our sales team if you have any questions.

  • Can I transfer my website to Blacknight?

    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.

  • Do I need to host my website with Blacknight to use your domain registration services?

    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.

  • What are generic Top Level Domains?

    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.

  • Why should I choose one of the new generic Top-Level Domains?

    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.

  • Does Google recognise new generic Top-Level Domains?

    Yes, Google and other search engines rank new gTLDs the same way as the ‘old’ gTLDs.

  • How do I pick the right generic domain extension?

    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.

  • Should I switch my company’s website to one of the new generic Top-Level Domains?

    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.

    Alternatively, you might choose to use a new gTLD to highlight a different aspect of your business, for example: Blacknight.blog; Blacknight.careers.

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