.blog

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.blog
Introduced2016
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
StatusActive
SponsorAutomattic (WordPress.com)
Intended useBlogs
Registry websitemy.blog

The domain name .blog is a generic top level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Added in 2016, it was intended to be used for blogs. In late 2013, due to concerns over "name collisions", wherein companies could potentially be using some proposed gTLDs internally for their own use, the ICANN halted progression of .blog and 24 other proposed gTLDs pending further review.[1]

The TLD became active on 12 May 2016.[2]

Anyone can sign up for a dot blog domain name at the regular available prices.[3][4] People could log on at get.blog and secure their own .blog domain name starting from 21 November 2016 at 15:00 UTC.[5] However, there are some restrictions regarding trademark names.[6][7] .blog was started by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reports for Alternate Path to Delegation Published". ICANN. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Delegation Record for .BLOG". IANA. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ ".blog Domains Are Now Available to Everyone!". wordpress blog. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Give your website traction with a .blog domain". godaddy. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ "DotBlog Launches This Afternoon". blacknight blog. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  6. ^ ".Blog Domains By WordPress Available On The 21st Of November Starting At $30". onlinedomain.com. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  7. ^ ".blog domain has finally arrived. Grab your favorite one from get.blog". abc hub. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Company behind wordpress opens .blog domain to the public". mashable. Retrieved 12 March 2018.