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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)

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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".

WP.com [WP.com]

Necessity or vanity?

Wisdom or "just because we can"?

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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)

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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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