You can soon own a .blog domain, thanks to Automattic

The awkward but frank domain name .blog will soon be available to purchase for bloggers everywhere. This comes after Automattic, the company behind WordPress, announced that it had “secured” the rights to the name.

Fittingly taking to WordPress to announce the news, the company noted that users will “be able to purchase a .blog domain at WordPress.com or through our partner domain name registrars.”

“And again, the .blog domain will be available to everyone, regardless of what kind of site you have or who hosts it,” the company expands.

So what does this mean for web users? Well, your blog can now officially be a blog in form and name thanks to the move, but it will come at a price.

“Domain registration prices are still being finalized, but they will be in the standard range for new top-level domains with some premium pricing for higher-value names,” the company explains.

While .blog isn’t available for purchase just yet, the company has noted that it’ll “share more details as they’re available.”

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