20 Jan '14, 8pm

What WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg said about domain names at NamesCon

What WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg said about domain names at NamesCon

WordPress enforces its brand in domain names and doesn’t plan to use any new top level domain names. Matt Mullenweg (right) speaking at NamesCon. One of the nice surprises at NamesCon last week was a last-minute appearance by Matt Mullenweg. Mullenweg created WordPress and is CEO of Automattic, which runs the hosted WordPress.com platform. Unfortunately, since it was last minute, I did not get to hear his entire talk. I did catch a couple of his comments about domain names, however. When asked about the company’s feelings about people using “wordpress” in their domain names, Mullenweg said they do sometimes go after domain owners. (In fact, WordPress Foundation and Automattic filed a combined nine UDRP cases for “wordpress” domain names in 2013.) Mullenweg said this is mostly to protect people from downloading malware. They want everyone to go directly to WordPress.com/.or...

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