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The company behind WordPress is opening up the .blog domain

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The company whose software helps to run a massive number of mainstream media sites and personal blogs alike, Automattic (the organization behind WordPress), has announced the rollout of its .blog domain.

On Tuesday, company founder Matt Mullenweg made the announcement by changing his own personal blog to point a .blog TLD (top-level domain).

New Top Level Domains Open Up and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.

Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. If you missed that coveted .com address you were after, rest easy — some new domains are opening upDonuts, a domain name registry, is slowly opening up access to .bike, .singles, .clothing and more9to5Mac has some interesting new details about that sapphire plant Apple’s been working on….

New York City Finally Gets the .nyc Domain

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Good news, Gotham residents: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just approved New York City’s bid for a .nyc web domain. ICANN is the body overseeing the rollout of new top-level domains (TLDs), which can replace the more common .com, .net and so on.

New York officials filed for .nyc soon after ICANN announced it would make new TLDs available, which are also being scooped up by other cities, businesses and organizationsMicrosoft filed for .Xbox and .Windows, while

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Too Funny: Google wants .LOL Domain




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Google has applied to control a slew of domain names that are not only related to its core business but have “interesting and creative potential.”

The company announced on its blog on Thursday that it has submitted applications to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the following domains: .google, .youtube, .doc and .lol.

ICANN, which assigns top-level domains to sites worldwide, will announce in June which domains will be added to the existing list that…

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