When we purchased the .blog TLD (think .com), each Automattician was allowed to select their own domain.blog for free. We had to promise to use it as the primary domain of a site and post at least once a month. Piece of cake.
I have the most years of any Nick at Automattic, so was able to get nick.blog! Not sure if I’m prepared for the Internet fame. Due to a trademark I had to wait through a grace period after the .blog public launch. It didn’t get purchased so it’s finally mine and active as my new domain.
You can still type in nickmomrik.com and it’ll properly redirect, becoming part of a growing list of domains: