This 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).