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It’s Time: Apply For Early Access to Your Own .blog Domain Name

Plus: Introducing Design.blog — a new site for and by people who love to create.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect address for your blog, it’s about to get even easier. Millions of new .blog domain names (like yourname.blog) will be available this November — and starting today, you can apply to secure your own domain name.

Just go to get.blog and apply to pre-register the domain you want. 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 way to personalize your home on the web.

With a domain like .blog, you can get a name that truly matches your identity. Plus, you’ll get the same Google search benefits as any other custom domain.

How to apply for your .blog name

Early applications start at $250 USD, and will be open until November 9th. It’s the best way to secure your own .blog domain ahead of the November 21st launch.

After the launch, any .blog domain that isn’t taken will be available at get.blog, starting at the standard yearly price of $30.

Meet Dave.blog, Design.blog, and more

A .blog site can be anything you want! Here are just two great examples:

  • Dave.blog: Dave.blog is the new site from pioneering software developer and writer Dave Winer, one of the founders of the blogging movement.

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  1. physicaltherapyinjury

    That is really cool news. Thank you.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. nvsubbaraman

    Great. Hearty welcome.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. The Tale Light Trekkers

    That’s a really neat feature!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. 77_GabrielSouza

    Very good! Thank you!

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Alexandria

    Really cool feature, but a little too pricey for me.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Mark Armstrong

      To clarify, the $250 fee is just for the early application process before November 21, and it’s refundable if you don’t get the domain you want. Here’s a little more on the process itself, per get.blog:

      “If others apply for the same .blog name, it will go to an auction, with no price limit. If it contains a trademark, the owners may register it in a separate process, cancelling out your application.

      “Either way, if you don’t get your domain, your payment will be refunded.

      “Starting November 21, any remaining domains that did not get registered will be available starting at $30 a year.”

      Liked by 4 people

  6. That Bro

    This is very cool news for bloggers around the globe.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Cerita Bahasa

    Wow, that’s great!

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Spinster

    Will consider this, thanks.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. infomanagers

    Really cool. Anxiously waiting for the great experience!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Aashvika Rathod

    Will be Awesome experience for all bloggers…..

    Liked by 2 people

  11. anshi111

    Good news for bloggers. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. healthyregards

    Such great news.

    Liked by 1 person

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