Did You Register a .Blog Domain Name?

KKWT BlogThis morning as the .Blog general availability phase went live, I registered one .Blog domain name. Or so I thought. After receiving the order confirmation email, I checked the Whois, and someone else’s name was listed as the registrant. Shortly thereafter, I received another email to let me know about the error and I am sure I will be refunded soon.

I own just a handful of new domain names (n.Holdings, n.Ventures, Elliot.Link, ElliotSilver.Link, Silver.Ventures, and maybe a couple of others I am forgetting about). My attempt to register this one .Blog domain name  wasn’t any strategic change for my business. It’s more like taking a bit of a gamble for less than the cost of a hand of blackjack in Las Vegas. The domain name didn’t get registered to me, but it’s no big deal.

I checked quite a few other keyword .Blog domain names this morning, and most came back as registered or premium reserved domain names. That seems to be what happens with most new extensions when they become open to the general public to register.

Although I am not really interested in buying new domain names for the most part, I do think they can be useful to some companies. If WordPress promotes .Blog with registrar partners, I think they could have some success. Time will tell I suppose.

I am curious if you bought any .Blog domain names, and if you want to share, what .Blog domain names you bought (please don’t turn this into a sale post – sell them elsewhere as this is not a marketplace).

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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27 COMMENTS

  1. I’m still undecided on investing into this one. I’ve heard stories from both sides of the fence and still need to do more research before pulling the trigger.

    I can imagine that .blog will be a huge success for WP regardless.

  2. i tried to pre reg one but they wanted 750 a year renewal ontop of 700 for the ‘premium’ domain. i picked up the dot com for 100 bucks several years back…

  3. I got forrester.blog which is my last name. I had a funny experience where I tried to register this domain twice through Uniregistry. The payment went through but my receipt said canceled both times. I then tried GoDaddy and the registration was successful. Paid around $30.

  4. Got a good one in the world of science. Don’t want to share it, too good. Very surprised it was available and not at premium, someone dropped the ball. Used as a forwarding tool to my news website. Cost about $26 with discount at godaddy.

    • Genomics isn’t a premium because Genomics scientists don’t want to blog. They want to publish papers in respected science and medical journals.

      The rest of the time they are researching or trying to raise grant money from the US government.

      My guess is you’ll drop the domain Bob. 🙂

    • Good catch! Regardless, the field of genomics is a prime time 21st century game changer for humanity and all life really (natural and synthetic).

      Time will tell on the .blog domain. 🙂

  5. I did not but I recommend companies to acquire theirs. I listed the .BLOG new gTLD as one of the most important domain name extensions companies should secure their major domain name(s) with in my new gTLD reports.

  6. Not yet, but i think it may be a good idea to reserve one for your brand especially with content marketing growing more and more in popularity. You never know but you may need it tomorrow

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