We’re delighted to announce that we will be providing registry and DNS services for the new .blog top-level domain extensions. Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, will offer the .blog domain extensions through its subsidiary, Knock Knock, WHOIS There (KKWT), starting later this year. The company expects to activate 250,000 new names in 2016. We’ll be providing the registry services, as well as technical support to the registrar channel. .blog will allow users to create a customised name and web address for their site. Users will not need to have a WordPress or WordPress.com site to purchase one. This partnership with KKWT builds on our world-leading expertise in running domains and follows on from last month’s announcement that we will be providing registry and DNS services for Minds + Machines Group Limited’s 28 top-level domains (TLDs), including .london and .work, subject to the normal ICANN and client approvals.