Kkwt

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

    … a unique website associated with them”, compared with an industry average under 40%. Both of those statistics seem to have been supplied by Pandalytics, the DomainsBot service to which KKWT subscribes, and do not appear to be publicly available. If accurate, 66.5% usage is a much better statistic to brag about than 100,000 registrations, in my view. Usage, of course, drives the virtuous circle that leads to more sales. Tweet Tagged: .blog, automattic, kkwt, knock knock whois there, wordpress …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • .blog renewal prices will not go up, registry promises

    … leaves the door open for KKWT to increase the price of a new registration, but it seems renewal prices are frozen. I believe the current wholesale .blog fee starts at $16 per year. The new RAA also adds ICANN-mandated language concerning the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy and a clarification about registrar legal indemnifications, KKWT said. Tweet Tagged: .blog, automattic, kkwt, knock knock whois there, prices, wordpress …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • After shaky start, .blog launches today

    … registrants had complained that domains that were accepted for pre-registration were subsequently added to KKWT’s list of registry-reserved names, making them unavailable for registration. KKWT said in a blog post Thursday that the confusion was due to it not having finalized its reserved list until just before its landrush period kicked off, November 2…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • “Dave” becomes first .blog blogger

    …, linked closely to its Blogger service, writing in 2012: I played a role in establishing blogs. How does Google get the right to capture all the goodwill generated in the word blog? Yesterday he expressed relief that the .blog auction was actually won by KKWT, a subsidiary of WordPress owner Automattic, writing: I’m glad to say that my friend Matt…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • .blog launch date and pricing revealed

    … previous statements that its pricing and launch structure will be in line with current industry norms. The registry is owned by Automattic, the company behind the WordPress blogging software and service. It emerged as the surprise secret backer of original applicant Primer Nivel earlier this year, following a $19 million auction win. Tweet Tagged: .blog, automattic, kkwt, knock knock whois there, primer nivel, wordpress …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Nominet to run .blog’s back-end

    … that applied for .blog and just transferred the ICANN contract to Automattic, had named Malaysian also-ran Qinetics as its original back-end. “Nominet will provide the registry services, as well as technical support to the registrar channel,” Nominet said tonight. The deal includes EPP and DNS. Nominet’s press release confirms that registrants…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • WordPress reveals IT bought .blog for $19 million

    … as more threatening in a rival’s hands. But Primer Nivel and now Automattic/KKWT appear to have no intention to make .blog a WordPress-exclusive gTLD. The original application stated that it would be open to all, and ICANN has since banned so-called “closed generics”. The registry has already opened a web site at kkwt.domains, which is currently…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Blogging- 15 readers -