• WordPress reveals IT bought .blog for $19 million

    … with the bid has never even been hinted at, but Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg said in a blog post last night that it has been involved since well before the auction took place. It’s now public that Automattic is the company behind Knock Knock Whois There LLC, the registry for the new .blog TLD. (And a great pun.) We wanted to stay stealth…

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

    … The Boston Globe newspaper decided to offload the gTLD after its new owners decided it was a “distraction”. That’s according to a report yesterday in the newspaper itself. Last week, it was announced that Minds + Machines, which already runs a handful of geo-gTLDs, is acquiring the .boston contract for an undisclosed sum. Today, the Globe…

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