Primer Nivel

  • .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, which is currently…

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