Today we are adding .me (to .com, .org and .net) as a new option for upgrading to your own, custom domain name on WordPress.com. All of our domain mapping options cost just a couple dollars per month for your domain name and hosting. You don’t have to deal with web servers or configuration, we take care of everything for you.
As Sara mentioned a couple months ago, one of the most common questions we get is whether you can use your own domain for WordPress.com blogs. Incidentally, Add a Domain is our most popular upgrade, so we know you love customizing your digital address and we are always looking for ways to make it better and easier.
Rather than adding numbers or dropping vowels for a .com you don’t really want, check out .me and find the perfect fit for your business, your name, or just a pun you can’t stop laughing at. We’ve seen lots of creative domain-names-as-sentences using .me, like about.me and connect.me. And we love our wp.me URL shortener, available to all WordPress.com users.
How to get a .me domain
If you want to upgrade to a .me domain for a new WordPress.com site, head over to wordpress.com/signup. If you want to add a .me domain to an existing WordPress.com site, you can follow our step-by-step instructions. It’s only $2/month, so what are you waiting for?!
Leave a comment and let us know what other domain mapping features you want us to add.
- Sep 23, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
.me is domain of Montenegro. Country in Europe.
I would love WordPress forever if you could give me a domain for free. Lol
$3/month, guys? That makes it $36/year, which is nearly three times costlier. WordPress.com is awesome, but really, $3/month?
It has possibilities, but people with same names will continue to run into the same problem.
But you are giving us a choice!
just thinking that wp.me is already used. haha.. :)
Can I transfer my .me registration from Godaddy to WordPress.com?
This is brilliant! I might get a .me domain for my blog.
.me is surely a great addition. I didn’t know it now cost $2/month, which is really cool. Also consider to add .co as well because that’s the next cool. :) Thank you very much guys.
I’ve been using .info names for 1.5 years.
I’d love to see a .ca option for your Canadian bloggers.
This is great. Thanks WordPress!
Very interesting move. Wonder what this is going to do for the sale of .me domains in the secondary market (if anything). Even though the .me extension is the country code for Montenegro no one uses it in that context and it is associated more with individuals and personal blogs. Great tie in to the WordPress platform that also provides millions with a platform from which to launch their own voice.
Great addition to WordPress thanks
The domain -> .COM <- CHEAPER !!
I have a site that I purchased a domain for (which I want) and now have a blog to go along with it. So I can make the blog my domain .me??
Also I need hosting assistance fir my site. Can you direct me to help for that?
Can I have more than one domain upgrade on one WordPress blog?
I already purchase .com domain upgrade for my WordPress blog. Can I also buy .me domain upgrade for the same blog? Then people can use either domain to access my blog.
Did I read “domain name and HOSTING”?? How much costs mapping and hosting??
Nice to have more options for the domain extensions. Thanks WordPress.
I understand that I can’t do a domain transfer, so when can I do the switch? Do I have to let my domain expire to register it with WP? I’d rather give WP the money than GoDaddy…
What about visitors used to the old address name? Would the be redirected to the new address?
The claim on the Shortlinks Support page at http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortlinks/ that “WP.me is the only two-letter .me domain in the world” is a bit misleading. Apple has had the me.com domain (www.me.com) for a couple of years for its MobileMe members, revamped from the older “mac-dot-com” domain. As it happens, MobileMe-branded services will cease operating from 1 July 2012, when Apple’s transition to iCloud is complete… so I guess after that, the .me domain will be unique, but it isn’t yet.
it is really funny for English language blogs. In Hungarian it sounds even funnier: “me” is a slang word for “take it, buddy!” :D
I personally don’t see the point of upgrading to a customized URL… I think the .wordpress.com is a quality marker ;-)
Is it free?
“I Like” :) :)
The .me Domain Name is nice Idea! However The $2.00 Charge is too much for ME! I am on limited income so another Pay Site or Application just adds up to I can NOT Afford all of them! I already have a few Free Domains plus a paid one for My Hosting! So thanks for the offer but I will Pass! Good luck! Be Well
we like it
cool… it’s like .me that’s used here in the middleeast :)
$2/month? hmmm… $12/years better i think. :)
ok now that is really cool just how do i get a .me for free?
Wish you’d let us use our own custom URL shortener :(
nice one !!!
But i prefer .com also ;)
This is definitely a great addition to WP.
It is a convenience that everyone can enjoy.
This will be great for the online anthology I’m going to do with my students at Duke Ellington. Great work!
I have a .com domain that is already active. Can I CHANGE it? Can I have that .com FORWARD to a new .me?
shorturl best for long permalink postname but not for seo
Great! I’m thinking of upgrading my Invader Zim blog, so this is neat! Thanks WordPress!
Help “me” understand this, I can buy my name and add “about.me,” yes?
I need to simplify my life. Would pointing this “.me” back to my WordPress.com site bring more readers to my door? Of course, they would have to know my name, first!
Great news. You can also set up free email for a custom .ME domain through Google Apps as explained here:
Hosting, email, and a .ME domain for just $2 a month. Not bad.
how many readers/ viewers would i need to make my wordpress blog go from .wordpress.com to just .com? Or is that not how it works?? By the way great job, the support on wordpress is so helpful! thank you!
It is so great! Only $2 per month and totally it take $24/year. It is cheap isn’t. Keep moving forward for WordPress Blog. ^__^
You may want to update your Upgrades page http://en.wordpress.com/products/ for domain name pricing, it still shows $12-$17.
BTW, hosting with WordPress.com with all additional upgrades now stands at yearly recurring cost of $150+ without one-time cost of premium theme (calculating the minimum required expense).
Its a real shame you guys dont give a .com.au option. It would be GREAT if it was added.
Will .me blogs be seen in search directories?
thanks for you sharing.
I love new domains !
Love it! Thanks.
is it possible to get it at no cost? I mean without spending any money?
Whoa, cheap! Nice.
Wow i want to get a .me too how much is it for ?
hi evan, how much would it cost me the “.com” domain?
Can you please help me find the “Store” tab that is supposed to have a “Domains” tab beneath it? I want to open a new domain and have my old sites mapped here to the new blog I just registered (and will be developing soon!), but I can’t seem to find the way to buy a domain! Ack!
It’s worth getting just for fun. Thanks for the info
Thank you! Going to check it out now. ;o)
Evan, I must be really missing something. I’m new to WP, so forgive my questions. When I go to my dashboard (based on the new blog I registered yesterday but haven’t filled out at all) the Dashboard just has: HOME, Blog Surfer, Comments I’ve Made, Readomatic, Tag Surfer, Site Stats, My Blogs, My Subscriptions, and Connections. I’m at this location: http://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/ Is that the right place?
Thanks again, sorry for being so dense! LOL.
I would love to hear if this me Domain Name is reliable to use and no problem is being encountered on its application from anyone who already use it.
The new domain is more expensive than .com .
Love the idea, thanks
.me domains are a welcome addition whowever i would like to see .co as a further domain addition for my SEO For Mobiles blog. Thank you though WordPress your free hosting is a god send.
I recently acquired myself a .me URL with a view to creating my own personal portfolio website. I work as a programmer/developer and so I create information systems (IS). grahamis.me is my new URL (i thought it was funny as graham is me and also the site will be grahams IS work ). I was debating handcoding from scratch but now that you support .me domains I might have a play with wordpress as the underlying tech since I love my wordpress.com blog but have never developed in wordpress before.
Interesting article. Think the addition of .me domains as an option for those interested in potentially using it is nice but worry about this leading to personalized .me websites adding to the filter bubble critiqued by Eli Pariser.
Update: Sorry for double post but after posting found out that .me is a country code domain. In that case post above is irrelevant. However, if a domain extension like .me were set up with the me in .me not being a country code but a personalized domain name extension which I thought .me was in above post then would stand by such comments.
Thanks, Evan. Got it and bought my domain. Now on to designing the new site!