I just received today the funniest newsletter email from the .blog registry with the subject “.blog domains are not available!”.
Someone made the best typo of the year in time for Black Friday! It is not only very funny that they typed “not” instead of “now” but this is also more or less true!
.Blog domains are not really available as all 1, 2 and 3 character .blog domains are not available for registration, many domains are either registered or reserved by the registry, and most good or average .blog domains are priced so high (up to $139,999 per year) that no one can buy them.
So yes, .blog domains are not really available!
You can read more about the sloppy .blog launch (that continues with this typo in their Black Friday newsletter) in the articles below starting with the newest and going back all the way back when WordPress and Autommatic announced they were going to operate the .blog extension: