Sunrise For .BLOG Sees 1000+ Applications

The Sunrise period for .blog ended on 17 October and there were over 1,000 applications, making it one of the most successful Sunrise periods for any new gTLD.

dotblog-logoStarting today, 20 October, until 26 October, there is an auction for any domain name for which there was more than one application. From 2 till 9 November a Landrush phase with a premium price will run and then on 14 November a four day auction for domain names for which there is again more than one application. And finally on 21 November General Availability commences.

The .blog new generic Top Level Domain is expected to be one of the more successful with As Elliot Silver writing “.blog is one of the few extensions I could see having a major impact on the entire new gTLD space.”

Thus far, interest in .blog has been particularly high among major tech companies, but spans brands across industries, from banks and automobile manufacturers, to hotels and household consumer products.

The .blog registry says their feedback on the gTLD shows it is valuable because it means something without explanation. It’s short, it’s easy to remember and easy to say. .blog provides a solid foundation to build something that can grow and be shared independently regardless of what’s happening in the social space.