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WordPress inside domain names (5 posts)

  1. robertjakobson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey, I just want to get this clear are there exceptions to the rule of not allowing the word "WordPress" inside domain names or not (those not connected to Automatic and WordPress.org)?

    If there are none, then why are these things thriving out there in the wild:

    http://www.wordpressthemes.com/
    http://www.freewordpressthemes4u.com
    http://wordpressthemesbase.com/
    http://wordpresssupplies.com/
    http://www.wordpressthemes.es/

  2. There ARE exceptions, however there are also violators. Y'know, like people who drive without insurance?

    Report 'em here: http://wordpressfoundation.org/contact/

  3. robertjakobson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, but the thing is, that the people behind wordpressthemes.com are earning serious money, while ethical companies lose out.

    Additionally this reflects badly on WordPress, if the bad guys can have their way with minimal interference.

    Therefore it is hardly poignant to compare this to a citizen privately driving without insurance since the losers are competitors and WordPress itself.

    I shall report them.

  4. fatwombat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah report them. Only thing you can do really.

    I think it is mainly an SEO thing having WordPress in the domain name. It will bring some great search results for them.

  5. I agree, but the point I'm making is ... people break the law. Sometimes they do it accidentally (some people who are pretty WP savvy folks actually don't know about the 'no WordPress in your TLD!' rule), and some don't give a damn.

    So when you see someone breaking the law, as it were, you do the right thing and report 'em. WordPress can't find 'em all without our help :)

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