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).
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….
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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