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  • Resolved ibrar1991

    (@ibrar1991)



    Hi dear WP team.
    I am a WordPress developer with more than 4 years of experience. Now I am going to create a blog on WordPress topic, So I have selected the domain name [ domain name removed ]

    I want to know if it is okay to use the word ‘WordPress’ in the domain. My entire blog will be on WordPress code tutorials so that’s why I have selected ‘howtoinwordpress.com’ that can be more friendly to the topic.

    As you can see that word WordPress has a three words prefix, like ‘how’, ‘to’ and ‘in’. Still, before setting up the WordPress website for blogging on this domain, I want to confirm if there is any objection against it.

    If you do not allow me to use this domain then I will not use this and I will remove it from my account, you do not need to take any action against it.

    Thank you. I will be waiting for your reply.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Can I use the word ‘wordpress’ in my domain name.?

    No, as you’d be violating trademark. And as you’ve already done it lose that like the plague.

    https://wordpressfoundation.org/trademark-policy/
    https://wordpress.org/about/domains/

    Seriously, don’t do it, don’t think of doing it. That’s a trademark and it is enforced and there’s been cases where legal people have been engaged.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Also I have removed the domain from your post and profile.

    Okay., thank you for clearing the point., I just was wanting the SEO friendly domain. But now as I know that it is not legal, so, I will remove this domain from my hosting account this evening.

    But just clear one more thing that can I use the words ‘wpress’ or ‘wp’ in the domain for blogging purpose.?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    Yea totally, the only restriction is the word “wordpress”

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    But just clear one more thing that can I use the words ‘wpress’ or ‘wp’ in the domain for blogging purpose.?

    Using wpress or wp is perfectly fine.

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