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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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  • Could ICANN reject Verisign’s $135m .web bid?

    … is suing for $22.5 million, claiming ICANN should have forced Nu Dot Co to disclose that its .web bid was being secretly bankrolled by Verisign and alleging that the .com heavyweight used NDC as cover to avoid regulatory scrutiny. ICANN’s latest filing (pdf), made jointly with Donuts, asked for an extension to October 26 of ICANN’s deadline…

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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

    … 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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  • WordPress reveals IT bought .blog for $19 million

    … WordPress.com owner Automattic has outed itself as the bankroll behind the winner of the .blog auction and the new owner of the forthcoming new gTLD. Founder Matt Mullenweg also revealed that the company paid around $19 million for the domain at private auction in February 2015, about $1 million more than the amount DI estimated at the time…

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