Kkwt

  • 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

    … 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 will follow for a week from…

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  • Nominet to run .blog’s back-end

    … will not need a WordPress.com account to buy a .blog domain name. It’s the second big back-end deal for Nominet in recent weeks. The company recently revealed it will be taking over technical services for all 28 of Minds + Machines new gTLDs. Automattic/KKWT is predicting 250,000 .blog registrations in 2016, and general availability is not expected until the fourth quarter. Tweet Tagged: .blog, kkwt, knock knock whois there, new gTLDs, nominet, primer nivel, qinetics …

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  • WordPress reveals IT bought .blog for $19 million

    … standards, including premium tiers. The gTLD has always been one of my favorites, and having WordPress backing it will almost certainly make it more successful than if the registry were an independent third party, possibly raising the profile of new gTLDs as a whole. Tweet Tagged: .blog, auction, automattic, ICANN, kkwt, knock knock whois there, new gTLDs, primer nivel, reassignment …

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