WordPress.com Adds .CO Domains as Custom Domain Option for Bloggers

WordPress.com joins forces with .CO to inspire more people to build the future online

23 JULY 2013
Summary
Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, announced today that it has added .CO as a custom domain name option for fully hosted WordPress.com sites. .CO will be joining .com, .org, .net and .me as one of only five custom domain options available through WordPress.com.

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, announced today that it has added .CO as a custom domain name option for fully hosted WordPress.com sites. .CO will be joining .com, .org, .net and .me as one of only five custom domain options available through WordPress.com.

WordPress.com is the world’s most popular web publishing and hosting platform, making it easy for people to publish content online.  There are currently over 33 million websites and blogs in over 120 languages around the world powered by WordPress.com, including the sites of many of the most well-recognized web publishers, like CNN, TechCrunch and TED.

Now people can register custom .CO web addresses for their businesses, brands or blogs directly on WordPress.com. “Short, memorable and easy to share, .CO has become one of the most popular web addresses among developers, bloggers, innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Raanan Bar-Cohen, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, Automattic. “By partnering with .CO, we hope that WordPress.com will inspire even more people to launch more businesses, unleash more ideas, share more content -- and to build the future online.”

“WordPress.com customers already get the world’s most incredible content management system, with web hosting, security and analytics built right in – all without having to deal with web servers, complex configurations or coding," said Nicolai Bezsonoff, COO of .CO, “the custom .CO domain option is the icing on the cake!”

If you want to get a custom .CO domain for a new WordPress.com site, please visit www.wordpress.com/signup. If you want to add a .CO domain to an existing WordPress.com site, you can follow these simple instructions to get started.

About .CO
In the three years since its launch, the .CO domain has become one of the most successful top-level domain extensions in history, with more than 1.5 million web addresses registered by people and companies in over 200 countries. From start-ups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is increasingly becoming the web address of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs the world over. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.

 

About Automattic

Automattic offers a network of web services for online publishers including WordPress.com, VIP hosting and support, VaultPress, Akismet, VideoPress, Polldaddy, IntenseDebate, Gravatar, and more. The Automattic network attracts over half a billion worldwide unique visitors every month. For more information, visit http://automattic.com/.

Quotes
"By partnering with .CO, we hope that WordPress.com will inspire even more people to launch more businesses, unleash more ideas, share more content -- and to build the future online." Raanan Bar-Cohen, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, Automattic
About .CO

.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. Since launching in 2010, more than 1.6 million .CO domains have been registered by people and companies in more than 200 countries. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.

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