WordPress now powers 18.9% of the Internet


Ready for an absolutely mind-boggling statistic about WordPress? The blogging and website platform now powers 18.9 percent of the Internet, according to WordPress creator Matt Mullenberg.

“We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress,” Mullenberg said. “… We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits grow exponentially.”

Mullenberg shared this staggering statistic at the annual San Francisco WordCamp conference. In the talk he also chatted about the next two versions of WordPress in the pipeline, including some insight about how the company envisions its own growth.

Most of the sites and blogs that use WordPress are in English—about 66 percent of them. Monthly pageviews for WordPress-powered sites is now massive, with 4 billion projected pageviews for all WordPress sites combined in 2013.

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A video response from our own Vic Dixon

As you may already be aware, has been spreading lies about us all over the interwebs. In particular, they’ve egregiously misquoted our spokesman, Vic Dixon. Well, Vic is here to set the record straight.

We hope this clears the air. The internet is no place for the kind of funny business is selling.

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Our response to’s libelous accusations published an article today that suggested we are shifting our marketing strategy and will now focus on promoting our products and services by using titillating imagery.

This is categorically false. We consider DomainGang’s vandalism of the homepage to be extremely offensive, and we’re here to set the record straight. We are a wholesome company, and the images on our homepage will always be a reflection of our wholesomeness. We will not appeal to the lowest common denominator.

For instance, we believe in …

Supporting local farmers by buying local produce and dairy products …



Read More announces California-centric rebranding effort

DENVER—Following’s recent efforts to deliberately misconstrue rebrand .LA as the first city-based domain extension even through it’s actually the country code TLD for Laos and has been around since 1996 but let’s not get caught up in the details, has responded with a vast array of Southern California-branded domain extensions.

Along with the ability to register .LA domain names for Los Angeles-related websites, also recommends the following extensions, which are in no way a stretch and will definitely make people think of famous Southern California destinations, businesses, and stereotypes haha just kidding:

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Photos from the New York City “Restore the Fourth” Protest


This July 4th weekend America celebrated its independence from England, and we’re reminded that the fight against The Man continues to this day. The recent news about the National Security Agency’s wiretapping and Internet surveillance programs has sparked Fourth Amendment awareness campaigns from organizations like the Internet Defense League, Restore The Fourth, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. For more on the Fourth Amendment, check out this graphic from the EFF.

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We got hacked

Many of you received our email or saw online that was hacked. The truth is that it’s one of the more painful admissions that can be made on the Internet. We want you to know that when we say that we “give a shit” we truly mean it. In an effort to maintain the open, honest, and transparent reputation we’ve built for ourselves, we’re going to give you the lowdown on what happened and what we did in response.

Our security team alerted us that unauthorized individuals had accessed our database. After doing some digging we found that the attack seemed to be geared toward a few specific accounts. The hackers had a target and was a means to that end.

The information that was accessed includes usernames, passwords, physical addresses, email, hashed passwords and encrypted...

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An Overview of ICANN’s Strawman Solution, and Why its Causing a Kerfuffle

There should be more complications in the new gTLD process. Said no one, ever. But concerns about brand protection have started a new debate in the ICANN community concerning the “Strawman Solution,” a suggested answer to the question, How will ICANN protect the Internet community against intellectual property destruction during the launch of nTLDs?

Since the Strawman Solution is getting so much attention, and since it affects you, as a potential registrant, we decided to break it all down – what the solution is, where it came from, why it’s causing controversy, and how it would affect registration. Once you’ve read everything over, let us know what you think.

The Strawman Solution

The Strawman Solution introduces several tweaks and implementations to policies in the ICANN guidebook,...

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New owners, same company

We are thrilled to announce that, as of the first of the year, is now part of the Demand Media Family! We’ve got new owners but rest assured we’re still the same team you know and love. A large part of what made so appealing to Demand was our free-spirited, off beat company culture (they totally had a crush on us but that’s awkward now since we’re family and all… moving on). They have emphasized that they want to keep our unique culture intact, which we’re very pleased to hear because that means we can keep having fun!

So what does this mean for you? Good things. We have great vibes about joining the Demand family (they have Beer Fridays too)...

Read More’s Cyber Monday Ad Makes the News

It’s good to see that a lot of hard working people are getting the attention they deserve. Although I’m not sure if this is how they imagined it.

Gotta say a quick but emphatic THANK YOU to Gregg Moss over at 9News for being awesome and savvy and whatever else it takes to convince your news director that something like this does belong on the news. Oh, and an even bigger apology to the wife of an unnamed employee who could not believe he’d bare his pasty parts on YouTube. It has been of no consolation now that her whole family can see it.

Here you go, the Cyber Monday Domain Deals ad’s television debut…

The Cyber Monday deal, BTW, has been extended through Friday. Use promo code CYBERFUNDAY for 20% off new domain names and web hosting.

It’s been a big week for

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Cyber Monday Deals with Open, Revealing Company

Do they call it Black Friday because it’s truly dark? It’s that time of year you loathe to go out, when people are trampled for TVs and tickle dolls. We’d like to remind you that we’re not going to judge anyone for getting a deal on a flat screen, but we’d also like to say that you don’t need to do anything but hang out at home and be yourself. You don’t need to die for a tickle doll.


To make that point, neither did we. Because, yes, we’re a company, but we’re not your typical place of business. We’re people. Flesh and blood and, well, flesh. No cover ups or tricky fees. Just happy humans…who know what you want from a customer experience because we know what we want from a customer experience: Deals, customer support, and people we kno...

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