WordPress (This blog is published on Word Press) has launched its own URL shorting service and picked a .me to do the trick.
WP.me is designed to allow bloggers to link your blog posts to Twitter.
It isn’t a general purpose URL shortener or rival to Bit.ly: it’s just for those on WordPress.com.
WP.me is the only two-letter .me domain in the world.
Every blog and post on WordPress.com has a WP.me URL now.
These are all exposed in the using rel=shortlink.
It doesn’t work for any URL in the world, just WP.com-hosted ones.
The links are permanent, they will work as long as WordPress.com is around.
WP.me is spam-free, because we are constantly monitoring and removing spam from WP.com.
So bloggers how do you use this?
“There is now a “Get Shortlink” button next to your permalink when you edit or write a post, and when you click it you’ll get a popup with the beautiful link already highlighted for your copy and pasting pleasure.”
“If you’re logged in you can also get the shortlink for any page on WordPress.com, there’s a link under the “Blog Info” menu in your admin bar.”
How did Word Press get the only 2 letter .me in the world?
Matt says on this blog:
Sounds like they gave it to him.
Nice move by Godaddy to issue this 2 letter .ME to such a good cause instead of auctioning off to the highest bidder.