• 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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  • .boston was a “distraction”, says gTLD seller

    … reports that its owners thought .boston would be “a distraction from the Globe’s central business of providing information through its print and online outlets”. “The .boston domain business was inherited by the current management team and is not perceived as core to the mission of supporting the highest quality journalism in the region,” it quotes…

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