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|Automattic a/k/a WordPress.com Acquires WP.com|
Compelling Value Domain for a Global Player or Vanity?
| 4:06 pm on Apr 26, 2009 (gmt 0)|
From the Official WordPress.com Blog [en.blog.wordpress.com].
Acquired from Yahoo, in part because all day long when they refer to themselves (the company) they write or type "WP".
Necessity or vanity?
Wisdom or "just because we can"?
| 6:38 pm on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Interesting story about Tiroler Tageszeitung - its really unusual to see a newspaper that was switched on enough to get a really good domain. Especially a non-english language one.
It would be an interesting excercies to see what percentage of two letter .coms are non english language sites.
| 10:44 am on May 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The branding of the ubiquitous software--one of the most popular ever, WordPerfect--precedes WordPress. It's been around since 1980. It'll take a generation for that to fade.
BTW, WordPress was already #2 for WP on Google. I remember that from when I used to want to visit the Washington Post website.
Even so, I think sites that get visited all the time are best off with the shortest domains. Although most people use bookmarks for sites they frequent.
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