Today’s the day! Now you can search for the .blog domain of your choice and associate it with your WordPress.com site.
As we announced in May, the launch of .blog, a new top-level domain extension, means there are millions of easy-to-remember addresses now available for your website. Pricing for .blog domains will start at around USD$30 per year, with some premium names offered at higher prices.
Which .blog will you choose?
Whether it’s your brand, your business, or your own name, you’ll have a lot of options to choose from. To search for a .blog domain name for your WordPress.com blog or website, go to My Sites > Domains and search for the .blog domain name you’d like.
There’s always one big question that comes up when users start creating a site on WordPress.com: “What should I call it?”
Finding the right name is hard enough — it’s even more difficult to find one that works for you and is also available. This is why we’re excited about these new .blog domains. It’s intuitive, descriptive, and it creates millions of new naming options for your WordPress.com sites.
Here’s more from WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg about why he’s excited about .blog:
Frequently Asked Questions
I already have a custom domain associated with my WordPress.com site. Can I add a .blog domain?
You can add as many domains as you want to your blog. One of those domains will be the Primary Domain: all your other domains will redirect to the primary one. Visitors can get to your blog using any of the domains you added, but the address they see in their browser’s address bar will always be the primary domain. Get started at My Sites > Domains.
Is it a requirement to get a .blog domain on WordPress.com?
Not at all. You can keep your WordPress.com site just as it is, or if you choose, add a .com, .me, or other popular domain name at My Sites > Domains. This is just an additional way to customize your WordPress.com blog.
I have a free domain credit with my WordPress.com site – can I use it towards purchasing a .blog domain?
Yes! Get started by going to My Sites > Domains and search for the .blog domain of your choice.
I don’t use WordPress.com — can I get a .blog domain name?
Absolutely. .blog domains are available for all websites and you don’t need to have a WordPress or WordPress.com site to purchase a .blog domain. You can easily sign up for a .blog domain at get.blog, or register a .blog domain through your favorite domain provider.
The .blog domain I’m looking for isn’t available!
Some domains require premium pricing and aren’t available to register on WordPress.com (but feel free to check get.blog for them), or were registered or reserved in earlier timeframes (such as early applications during Landrush). There are still millions of .blog domains available to register and we’re confident you’ll find one you love.
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