Knock Knock Whois There

  • 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

    …, was GMO Registry’s .shop, which finished with 1,182 applications. .blog’s sunrise ends October 17. It seems to be expecting to benefit from a late flood of applications, as is sometimes the case with sunrise periods. General availability begins November 21. Tweet Tagged: automattic, knock knock whois there, new gTLDs, sunrise, wordpress …

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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,, 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 — 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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  • Nominet to run .blog’s back-end

    … will not need a 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

    … while in the bidding process and afterward in order not to draw too much attention, but nonetheless the cost of the .blog auction got up there (people are estimating around $20M). An earlier version of the blog post put the price at “about $19m”, as captured by Google. ICANN approved the reassignment of the .blog contract from Primer Nivel to Knock…

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