.blog Passes 100,000 Registrations, 66.5% of Purchased Domains are in Use

The .blog domain extension, managed by Automattic subsidiary Knock Knock WHOIS There (KKWT), opened registration to the public in November 2016 and has just passed the 100,000 registration milestone. The extension is averaging 300 new .blog domains registered per day and is quickly gaining popularity among new generic TLDs. According to the most recent stats available at nTLDStats, .blog registrations …

Automattic Clarifies .blog Landrush Process After Bait and Switch Allegations

Earlier this year, Knock Knock Whois There LLC, an Automattic subsidiary in partnership with Primer Nivel, won an auction for around $19 million dollars to offer top-level .blog domains. On August 18th, an email was sent to users who signed up to Dotblog.WordPress.com notifying them that they could apply and secure a .blog domain name before November 21st. Applying For …

Thinking About Getting a .blog Domain Name? Here’s What You Need to Know

So Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is getting into the domain business. This fall, you can register your site with a new top-level .blog domain. But why would you want to do that? In this post, I’ll help you decide whether it’s worthwhile picking up one of these new domains. But First, Some History: Generic Top-Level Domains, aka TLDs I won’t …