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.

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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

    … on his new domain. His allocation of dave.blog is arguably bad news for blokey British cable TV station Dave and disgraced former prime minister David “Call Me Dave” Cameron. Tweet Tagged: .blog, automattic, dave winer, kkwt, knock knock whois there, new gTLDs …

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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

    … 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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