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.blog is a Generic top-level domain intended for use by 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.The TLD became active on May 12, 2016.Anyone can sign up for a dot blog domain name at the regular available prices. People could log on at get.blog and secure their own .blog domain name starting from 21 November 2016 at 1500 UTC. However, there are some restrictions regarding trademark names. .blog was started by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.
{{TLD| |logo = |status = Delegated |manager = Automattic |country = |language = |translation = |registryprovider = |registrations = |date = |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Technology New gTLDs|Technology]] |community = |priority = |keypeople = }} '''.blog''' is a new [[gTLD]] delegated to the [[Root Zone]] in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD expansion program]] on 18 May 2016.[https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings] The registry is managed by [[Automattic]], operator of [[Wordpress]]. The company purchased [[Primer Nivel]]'s application and won the auction for the domain, paying $19 million. ICANN approved the reassignment of .blog from Primer Nivel to Knock Knock WHOIS (Automattic) on April 29th, 2016. [http://domainincite.com/20440-wordpress-reveals-it-bought-blog-for-19-million Wordpress Reveals it Bought .BLOG]. DomainIncite. Retrieved 09 Jan 2016. ==Former applicants== # [[Radix]] ([[Personals TLD Inc.]]), partnering with [[ARI Registry Services]] for backend registry functioning. Radix has applied for 31 new gTLDs. [http://www.thedomains.com/2012/05/31/directi-invest-over-30-million-applies-for-31-new-gtlds-including-law-web-bank-shop/ Directi Invest Over $30 Million & Applies For 31 New gTLD’s: Including: .Law, .Web, .Bank, .Shop][http://www.radixregistry.com/technology.php Technology] # [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]], using its own [[Minds + Machines]] subsidiary for registry services. Blog is one of 68 applications that the company has filed on its own behalf. This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1725 here]. # [[Top Level Design]], submitted 10 total applications. # [[Afilias]][http://www.afilias.info/news/2012/06/12/afilias-bringing-hundreds-new-top-level-domains-internet Afilias Bringing Hundreds of New Top Level Domains to the Internet] # [[BET Inc.]], [[John Kane]] of Afilias is listed as the contact person. # [[Google]] ([[Charleston Road Registry Inc.]]), The search engine giant applied for 101 new gTLDs.[http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9603479.htm Online Marketing Firm fishbat Inc., Breaks Down the ICANN gTLD Announcement] # [[Donuts]] (Corn Shadow, LLC), Donuts applied for a total of 307 new gTLDs and invested $56 million just for application fees. [http://www.domainnamenews.com/new-gtlds/donuts-inc-eye-popping-list-of-307-new-top-level-domains/11730 Donuts Inc eye popping list of 307 new top-level domains] This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/873 here]. # [[Merchant Law Group LLP]], Mr. Brendon James Ralfe is the main contact person for the company ===Google=== [[Google]]'s application was issued a [[GAC]] Early Warning from the representative of Australia and GAC Chair, [[Heather Dryden]]. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the [[ICANN Board]] that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/gac-early-warning GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org] Retrieved 25 Nov 2012 The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exlcusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/Blog-AU-47770.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353381461000 Blog AU, GACweb.ICANN.org] ===Radix=== Radix received a [[GAC]] Early Warning as an entire applicant, where each one of the applicants was flagged by the U.S. Government. This seems to be the only time a portfolio applicant had all of their applications warned. The issue does not deal with the technical capabilities or thematic content of their applications, but rather the inclusion of an email address associated with the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation. It seems that Radix included correspondence with this address as a recommendation with each of their applications.[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/RadixReg-US-31.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353452704000 RadixReg. GACweb.ICANN.org] Retrieved 27 Nov 2012 ==Name Collision Issues== In October 2013 [[ICANN]] released their final assessment and mitigation plan for the [[Name Collision]] issue that was facing the New gTLD program. On 18 November 2013, ICANN announced the applied-for strings that were eligible for an alternative path towards delegation that would allow applicants to proceed without waiting for further mitigation research and plans to be published. 25 strings, including .blog, were not eligible for the alternative path, and will have to wait for more plans to be published before continuing towards delegation.[https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17nov13-en Announcement 17 Nov 13, ICANN.org] Retrieved 20 Feb 2014 ==References==

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