Kkwt

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

    … per month. While KKWT has offered discounts and volume incentives to registrars, its wholesale prices have not approached levels low enough to start attracting abusive use en masse. We’re talking around the $8 mark at the cheapest, I hear. In fact, the registry said today that it reckons 66.5% of its domains — 66,500, in other words — “have…

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  • .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 …

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  • 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…

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  • “Dave” becomes first .blog blogger

    … Blogging pioneer Dave Winer has become the first person to start blogging at a .blog domain name. His new site, dave.blog, went live yesterday as a beneficiary of registry Knock Knock Whois There’s pioneer program. The site is one of two pioneer .blog domains — the other being design.blog — highlighted by KKWT yesterday in publicity connected…

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  • .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 …

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  • 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…

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