Now’s your chance to become one of the first people in the world to own a .blog domain name.
Starting today and until October 17th, trademark holders can apply to register their .blog domain through a certified trademark agent. Trademark owners get first priority during this, the “Sunrise” phase of our rollout.
Just go to nic.blog/registrars for a list of companies where you can get your own .blog domain. Trademark agents are identified with “Sunrise.”
If you do not have a trademark, .blog domains will be freely available to everyone from November 2nd to November 9th, during the “Landrush” phase for early adopters. This phase has slightly higher price points.
Then on November 21st, .blog will be available to everyone at regular prices through the “General Availability” phase.
Who can use a .blog domain?
Anyone. The .blog name is perfect for bloggers, publishers and brands, no matter where your site is hosted.
Trademark holders have the opportunity to reserve .blog names for themselves to use their .blog for their own blogs or sites, and brand protection to prevent others from registering a name with your brand.
All trademark holders must be registered with the Trademark Clearing House in order to be able to get a .blog name during the Sunrise period, so be sure to register through one of their agents here first: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/agents.
Welcoming new friends to .blog
For more inspiration on how you can use a .blog domain, here are a few of our friends whose .blog sites we’re proud to unveil today:
- Dave.blog: The new site from pioneering software developer and writer Dave Winer, one of the founders of the blogging movement.
- Design.blog: A brand new site on technology and design, by John Maeda, the designer, technologist, former Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and new Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion for Automattic.
- Blacknight.blog: Blacknight is an Irish-based, ICANN-accredited domain registrar and hosting company.
Sign up now
Trademark owners, check out our list of registrars at nic.blog/registrars and reserve your .blog name today.
Want to Become a .Blog Registrar?
If you would like to sell .blog domains, go to nic.blog to sign up.