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July 16, 2019 06:08

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.blog tops 200,000 regs due to WordPress partnership

Knock Knock Whois There, the WordPress-affiliated .blog registry, said today that it has topped 200,000 names for the first time. The milestone comes after about 28 months of general availability, during which growth has been slow but stable. The company said it has a respectable renewal rate of 72.74%, which is only a couple of […]

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Automattic readies CrowdSignal survey platform

Company acquires CrowdSignal.com and applies for trademarks. Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is getting ready to launch an online polling/survey platform. The company recently acquired The CrowdSignal.com domain name and has registered many variants of domains with “CrowdSignal” in them. CrowdSignal.com currently resolves to a WordPress site that is protected. At the end of September, […]

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.blog tops 100,000 names, 66,500 blogs

The new gTLD .blog has gone through the 100,000 registered domain mark, according to its registry. Knock Knock Whois There said that the milestone was reached with the registration of kitchenmagic.blog today. It’s a pretty good start for the gTLD, which went into general availability last November, making for an average of 12,500 names added […]

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.blog renewal prices will not go up, registry promises

Knock Knock Whois There, the .blog registry, has promised not to raise its wholesale fees on existing registrations. The company, which is affiliated with WordPress, seems to have made the move in response to ongoing registrar discomfort following Uniregistry’s plan to significant raise the price of several of its new gTLDs (which has since been […]

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Ricks.Blog : Rick Schwartz grabs new gTLD domain – returning to blogging?

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, might be preparing for a glorious comeback to blogging; Ricks.blog is the latest domain registration we could find. By acquiring Ricks.blog from Automattic, Rick Schwartz indicates the importance he places in new gTLDs. In 2010, Rick registered Rick.co as well, a domain that forwards to DomainKing.com. Incidentally, another .Blog domain […]

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Over 19,000 .blog domain names registered in first 24 hours

Total with sunrise and landrush now tops 21,000. The .blog domain name is off to a pretty good start in terms of domain name registrations. 19,035 domain names were registered during the first 24 hours of general availability, the registry confirmed to Domain Name Wire. That makes a total of 21,115 registrations including sunrise and […]

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Blog vs. Web : Verisign, please don’t follow the Automattic paradigm

Domain investors are upset with Automattic and the way it handled the .Blog rollout. Apparently, Automattic processed a bunch of .Blog applications, then used the data to evaluate many and reclassify them as premium domains. The practice defeated the prospect many had, entrusting the makers of WordPress with their dot .Blog desires. Programmer and blogger […]

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After shaky start, .blog launches today

The new gTLD .blog goes into general availability today, after some mild controversy about the way the registry allocated reserved domain names. Knock Knock Whois There, the registry affiliated with WordPress maker Automattic, last week apologized to some would-be customers for declining to honor some landrush pre-registrations. Some registrants had complained that domains that were […]

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Father Domainicus : Have you received the Evangelion about .Blog domains?

Greetings and salutations, my domain brothers and sisters – this is Father Domainicus on a chilly, nippy Sunday here in Florida. As it has been the custom for many years now, as a servant of the Domain Church I am often asked questions by domain investors. Regardless of whether these inquiries involve our domainer faith, […]

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A legitimate gripe about .blog, but really new TLDs in general

This guy says that .blog changed the rules on him. Sound familiar? Chris Schidle is upset with Automattic right now because he couldn’t get Chris.blog. And I don’t blame him. Chris isn’t an idiot. He’s also an entrepreneur. When he paid $250 to apply for the domain name Chris.blog in August, he read the description […]

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