This guy says that .blog changed the rules on him. Sound familiar?
Chris Schidle is upset with Automattic right now because he couldn’t get Chris.blog. And I don’t blame him.
Chris isn’t an idiot. He’s also an entrepreneur. When he paid $250 to apply for the domain name Chris.blog in August, he read the description of what he was getting into and even verified details with Automattic’s support team.
The way it looked to him, if he was the only applicant then he’d get the domain name. If there was more than one applicant then it would go to auction.
Chris wasn’t placing a landrush order through a registrar. Landrush didn’t open until much later. He placed the order through WordPress’ site. Click to continue reading…