IF you have visited the Charleston Daily Mail's website recently, you might have noticed a shift.
That's going to be our domain name from here on out, and we want to do our best to reduce confusion. If you use your bookmarks or favorites to visit the Daily Mail site on a regular basis, you'll want to make a change to reflect ours.
We picked the new address for a couple of reasons. The first is pretty obvious. It's the name of our newspaper. Now it's the name of our website, too.
Another is that when people search for our website on Google, the phrase they use the most in their searches is "Charleston Daily Mail."
That's a pretty long name, though, so we also have an alternative: www.dailymailwv. You can also use that one to go to our website, and you're likely to see it referenced in promotional material.
There's another factor at work with our switch, and some people on social media were already guessing about it.
So, yeah - at some point I'd expect that visitors to www.dailymail.com will receive news from the British tabloid, The Daily Mail, instead of from Charleston, West Virginia.
If that's not your interest, you'll want to get in the habit of using our new domain name.
The sale of the domain name is allowing us to reinvest in what we do here and prepare for the future. Some of the money from the sale went to buy state-of-the-art cameras for our photographers. They're allowing our photojournalists to shoot with faster shutter speeds, under more challenging lighting conditions and with greater image quality.