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Coming Soon: New .Blog Domains for Websites

.Blog domain extensions will be available to all websites starting this year.

For more than a decade, the word “blog” has been synonymous with “your home on the web.” And since 2005, WordPress.com has been proud to help you create a unique space that is all yours.

Now we’re excited to announce a brand new way to create a unique identity for your website: .blog, a top-level domain extension that will let you create a customized name and web address for your site.

A name that’s all yours

Just like .com before it, .blog is clear and accessible, and it creates millions of fresh, new options for naming your blog. It’s the perfect place to build your home on the web.

The .blog domains are coming this year — sign up here to get notified when they become available. We’ll be offering them to all websites — you won’t need to have a WordPress or WordPress.com site to purchase one.

Why .blog?

For years, .com was the dominant choice for website names, but it’s become increasingly difficult to find a name. With a top-level domain like .blog, you can get a name that truly matches your identity. Plus, you’ll get all the same benefits with Google search results.

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How .blog was born

Automattic — the parent company of WordPress.com — secured the rights to oversee and operate the sale and registration of .blog domains, a new and never-before available top-level domain. You’ll 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. 

Pricing

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 domain names will become available through traditional timeframes such as “sunrise” (the period during which trademark owners can purchase domain names) and “landrush” (the time in which applications can be received prior to general availability).

Sign up to be notified when .blog arrives

We’re thrilled to bring .blog sites to the world, and we’ll share more details as they’re available. Sign up here to receive updates about .blog availability.


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  1. davidmilbergklein

    This is cool!

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Daniel

    So excited about this, I really want to be able to have a .blog to show my blog posts off.

    Any rough release date? Q3 or Q4 or 2016 or something?

    Liked by 12 people

  3. apfwebs

    Yeah (selfishly) hope it’s less expensive than my current WordPress domain… If so, I’ll believe and… Leap!

    Liked by 7 people

  4. noraadrienne

    But can we port over the existing .com sites without needing a brain boost?

    Liked by 12 people

  5. Lee

    This is big news.

    Liked by 11 people

  6. nruhwald

    Wow, that’s pretty neat. I’ll definitely keep this in mind when I (eventually) upgrade my blog.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. thesmilingpilgrim

    This is awesome news! Really great idea.

    Liked by 11 people

  8. Ryek Darkener

    Sounds very interesting. Looking forward reading more of it.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Jesse

    This is great idea, can’t wait

    Liked by 11 people

  10. imartsyblog

    This is awesome! Super excited.

    Liked by 10 people

  11. shopgirl778blog

    To be updated…..Lots of flexibility….That’s Awesome!!

    Liked by 6 people

  12. begumuz91

    This sounds like a more personal blog name! I am excited!

    Liked by 6 people

  13. gingertee407

    So…no more free blogs then? Should I just move everything over to Blogger?

    Liked by 11 people

  14. safrebiz

    I can’t wait to have a .blog website, it should be a lot better than the old fashioned .com.

    Liked by 9 people

  15. umashankar

    Is it bad to have several URLs pointing to the same blog? Maybe I’ll get the .blog point to my .com blog.

    Liked by 7 people

  16. Cerita Bahasa

    That’s great! But I love my .co domain🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Andreas

    Is there any plan to enable us WordPress.com bloggers to create new free blogs at the new domain (something like myname.wordpress.blog)? Please please consider it!😀

    Liked by 11 people

  18. vnktchari

    Very exciting news for all those wishing to purchase their own blog domains. Presently I have my free blog here. May consider purchasing one dot blog also in future.

    Liked by 8 people

  19. andefwa

    Sounds exciting! Hope t isn’t so far from realiztion

    Liked by 7 people

  20. Dustin Hartzler

    Reblogged this on Dustin Hartzler and commented:

    Finally the secret is out, we will be registering .blog addresses soon.

    Liked by 8 people

  21. katharinetrauger

    Sure do love the “why.blog” idea.🙂

    Liked by 11 people

  22. lintasgenerasi.com

    Wow, wonderfull…. it is great for bloggers and WordPressers, nice info.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. jimcallender

    Great news for the WP community and newcomers wanting to set themselves up in a few clicks.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Mark Sherwood (@MarkSherwoodNV)

    Aside from .BLOG being a great domain extension, this is also very good news for the gTLD resale community generally as WordPress will introduce the concept of ‘not com’ domain names to millions of people.

    Liked by 6 people

  25. riskmanagement544

    This is a very good news!

    Liked by 4 people

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