Knock Knock Whois There

  • .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…

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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…

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  • .blog gets 600 applications halfway through sunrise

    … WordPress developer Automattic has received over 600 applications for .blog sunrise registrations halfway through its sunrise period. The company’s registry subsidiary, Knock Knock Whois There, said Friday that it has passed the 600 mark with about another 30 days remaining on the clock. While it’s a poor performance by pre-2012 standards…

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  • “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…

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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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  • 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…

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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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