WordPress reveals it bought .blog for $19 million

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  1. domainking131

    domainking131 India Forum Leader Staff Member

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    WordPress.com owner Automattic has outed itself as the bankroll behind the winner of the .blog auction and the new owner of the forthcoming new gTLD.

    Founder Matt Mullenweg also revealed that the company paid around $19 million for the domain at private auction in February 2015, about $1 million more than the amount DI estimated at the time.

    Until now, the winning .blog applicant, which fought off competition from eight competitors including Google, M+M, Radix and Donuts, was only known as Primer Nivel.

    Primer Nivel is a Panamanian company previously described to DI as an investment vehicle with links to Colombian registrar My.co.


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  2. sharkantropo

    sharkantropo Venezuela Member

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    Congratulations, WordPress.com. You acquire a powerful domain extension for just $19 million. I wonder which plans WordPress team have in mind with that domain.