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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?

    … transferred to third-party non-applicants. The most notable example of this was .blog, which was won by shell company Primer Nivel with secretive backing from WordPress maker Automattic. Donuts itself regularly wins gTLD auctions and immediately transfers its contracts to Rightside under a pre-existing agreement. In both of those cases, the reassignment…

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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

    …. Until now, the winning .blog applicant, which fought off competition from eight competitors including Google, M+M, Radix and Donuts, was only known as Primer Nivel. Primer Nivel is a Panamanian company previously described to DI as an investment vehicle with links to Colombian registrar My.co. To the best of my knowledge, Automattic’s involvement…

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