Blacknight Now Offers New TLDs

Seven new domain extensions are now available

22 JULY 2014, CARLOW, IRELAND
Summary
Ireland's largest domain name registrar & hosting provider, Blacknight, is now offering 7 newTLDs to customers in Ireland and internationally. Get a more relevant and targetted domain name for your company's online presence today.

Blacknight proudly announces the addition of New TLDs to the list of domains available for registration. Ireland’s leading domain registrar has recently added .Wiki, .Ink, .Bar, .Rest, .Buzz, .Uno and .Club.

New TLDs have been releasing into the Internet ecosystem throughout 2014 and by the end of 2015, there will be hundreds of new TLDs (top level domains – the bit on the right of the dot) available for registration.

The addition of hundreds of very specific TLDs, which are open to the general public allow customers to register highly relevant and specific domains. For instance restaurant owners may register a .Rest domain and tattoo enthusiasts may register a .Ink domain. Internet users no longer have to register a nonsense .COM name because all of the relevant domain names are already taken or exorbitantly expensive.

What this ultimately means is that the Internet is evolving and more intuitive to use. New TLDs are helping to further index the web and allow users to identify more accurately online. Small business owners are now far more likely to be able to register a domain name that is immediately recognizable making it easier to be found by customers. Individuals may now register domains that speak directly to their interests such as .Wiki or .Club.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon states: “We are very excited to offer new TLDs to our customers. This is the next step in the evolution of the Domain Name System and is a game changer for individuals and businesses who need a good, specific domain name. We are eager to help customers explore all the ways that new TLDs can enhance their online experience.“

Previously, Blacknight was not able to offer new TLDs due to a conflict in the data retention requirements of the 2013 ICANN registrar accreditation agreement. Although ICANN’s data retention requirements are in violation of European law, Blacknight was granted a waiver to remain locally compliant.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon states: “New TLDs have been a long time coming and it was very frustrating to not be able to offer them to our customers as soon as they were released. However, now that we have reached an agreement with ICANN, we are pleased to be able to provide our customers with this next step in the evolution of the Internet.”

Blacknight has been steadily adding new TLDs to their suite of services and will continue to add more throughout the coming year.

To register a .Wiki, .Ink, .Bar, .Rest, .Buzz, .Uno and .Club domain, please visit http://www.blacknight.com

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"We are very excited to offer new TLDs to our customers. This is the next step in the evolution of the Domain Name System and is a game changer for individuals and businesses who need a good, specific domain name" Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
"We are eager to help customers explore all the ways that new TLDs can enhance their online experience" Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
"New TLDs have been a long time coming and it was very frustrating to not be able to offer them to our customers as soon as they were released. However, now that we have reached an agreement with ICANN, we are pleased to be able to provide our customers with this next step in the evolution of the Internet." Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
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About Blacknight

Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte.