The .blog registry, Knock Knock WHOIS There, shared some stats about the quality of the New gTLD extension.
Knock Knock WHOIS There, LLC is a subsidiary of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com and Jetpack. It was created in 2015 to manage the launch and development of the .blog gTLD.
Here are the shared stats:
- High Renewal Rate over 74%
- High Usage Rate over 65%
- High Attachment Rates of over 85% to paid services
- Low Abuse Rate at less than a 0.02%
They didn’t say how they came up with the numbers on points 2, 3 and 4.
Here are some additional stats I was able to find:
According to NameStat.org .blog has 185,494 domains registered today. It appears that the .blog extension growth stopped in the summer of 2019. 103,788 (56%) of these domains are registered with the Automattic Inc. registrar.
.Blog domains renew at about $20-$30+ depending on the registrar.