The .Blog domain name registry, owned by Automatic and WordPress, has made the decision to leave Nominet for CentralNic regarding registry backend services.
.Blog was launched using Nominet but the registry has decided to switch to CentralNic without giving too much details as to why this move is happening.
As we move into the next phase of .blog, we have decided to partner with CentralNic. CentralNic registry is the leading registry backend service provider for new Top-Level Domains with over 30% market share and 8 million domains under management. We look forward to working with the CentralNic team to further advance .blog through tools and services available via their registry services.
CentralNic Group Plc (LON: CNIC) is a London-based AIM-listed company which develops and manages software platforms allowing businesses globally to use the internet for their own websites and email, as well as protecting their brands online.