.CLUB Turns 2, .PRESS Supports Press Freedom and .BLOG Joins i2Coalition

dotCLUB Superhero imageThe .club new generic top level domain has celebrated its second birthday as domains under management continue to steadily rise, with registrations currently closing in on 935,000, making it the ninth largest of the new gTLDs.

The registry operator in celebrating their birthday welcomes the celebrities, businesses, bloggers, clubs, athletes, artists, bands and nearly 200,000 unique registrants into the .club family. But, they say, they’re most proud of the live sites – the businesses and individuals that are proudly using their .club domain to build their online brand, or to enhance their online marketing and community.

It was World Press Freedom Day on 3 May and to commemorate the .press registry operator, Radix, pledged a portion of its revenue for the month of May 2017 towards Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF or Reporters Without Borders), an international non-profit, to support the cause of free journalism initiatives in defending the freedom of the press. The new gTLD currently has over 48,000 registrations.

It’s been going for a little less than a year and has close to 74,000 registrations, but .blog registry operator Knock Knock WHOIS There (KKWT) are ready to help tackle broader issues facing the internet community and have joined the i2Coalition to help their focus on diversity and transparency in technology.

Founded in 2012 in light of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), i2Coalition has focused on education and advocacy for a more open, transparent internet since its inception. Their membership base includes 70+ leaders in the technology field, ranging from registries and registrars to hosting and cloud service providers, all of whom are dedicated towards preserving internet freedom.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, KKWT say their philosophies and culture are interwoven with the mission to “democratise publishing.” Automattic has taken an active role in promoting an open internet through actions such as regular transparency reports and publicly taking a stand in support of Net Neutrality.