.blog + wordpress = 200,000 regs for .blog

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    Knock Knock Whois There, the WordPress-affiliated .blog registry, said today that it has topped 200,000 names for the first time.

    The milestone comes after about 28 months of general availability, during which growth has been slow but stable.

    The company said it has a respectable renewal rate of 72.74%, which is only a couple of points behind .com.

    KKWT’s relationship with its parent company, Automattic, owner of WordPress.com and an accredited registrar in its own right, has been crucial to .blog’s growth.

    According to registry transaction reports, two-thirds of all .blog domains are sold via Automattic, which had over 128,000 .blog domains under management at the end of 2018.

    Tucows is a distant second, with about 10,000 names.

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