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November 22, 2017 18:08

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.blog launch date and pricing revealed

The new gTLD .blog will go to general availability in November with a wholesale price tag of $20, it was revealed today. The registry, Knock Knock Whois There, told registrars that sunrise will kick off August 18 and run for 60 days with a $130 price tag. Disputed sunrise domains will go to auction. Landrush […]

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Nominet to run .blog’s back-end

Nominet is to run the back-end registry systems for .blog, the company announced this evening. We reported earlier today that .blog has a surprise new owner — Knock Knock, Whois There, which belongs to Automattic, owner of WordPress.com — and it seems the change of ownership comes with a change of back-end. Primer Nivel, the […]

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WordPress reveals IT bought .blog for $19 million

WordPress.com owner Automattic has outed itself as the bankroll behind the winner of the .blog auction and the new owner of the forthcoming new gTLD. Founder Matt Mullenweg also revealed that the company paid around $19 million for the domain at private auction in February 2015, about $1 million more than the amount DI estimated […]

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.blog won in eight-figure auction by Primer Nivel

A Colombian registrar has become the unlikely owner of the coveted .blog new gTLD, beating eight other applicants to the string at auction. Winning bidder Primer Nivel is a Panamanian company affiliated with Bogota-based CCI REG, which runs my.co. The company was the first to reveal its plans to apply for .blog, telling DI back […]

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