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Automattic is now a Domain Registrar

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Automattic recently appeared on ICANN’s list of accredited registrars as ID #1531, meaning that the company is now a full-fledged accredited domain registrar.

WordPress.com is one of Automattic’s most popular services, and domain mapping is one of their most popular upgrades, so this is potentially yet another game-changing move for the company.

According to Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg, Automattic will continue to partner with GoDaddy until they have finished building tools to take advantage of their new registrar status over the next few months.

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  1. Ashfame (12 comments.) says:

    Its really a good move. People won’t have to worry about details and they can have an integrated and smooth experience for those in need of domain mapping.
    Good for business too :)

  2. Jenny (11 comments.) says:

    Grats to them but I think I’ll stay with my current registrar. ;P I’ve heard to many bad things about godaddy to even try to deal with them.

  3. WpHey (21 comments.) says:

    Good move for automattic.

  4. SenseiMattKlein (14 comments.) says:

    Just wondering, will they be able to handle worldwide domains, or just those in the U.S.?

    • Martin - TravelDaily (1 comments.) says:

      an ICANN accreditation only allows you to register generic domains (.aero, .asia, biz, .cat, .com, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi,
      .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, .tel, .travel), should they plan on offering country specific domains they will have to apply for membership with that particular NIC – so my wild guess will be: probably only the above ones :)



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