A transcript of my in-depth conversation about domain names with the creator of WordPress. Two weeks ago I had Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, on the Domain Name Wire Podcast to talk about domain names. It was one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve published (and already the most downloaded), in part because Matt brings an outside-the-industry view to domain names. I encourage you to listen to the podcast. But for those that prefer reading, I’ve published the transcript below. Highlights include: Why Matt thinks domain names are more important than ever Why he thinks domain names are undervalued How you can get a .blog domain before everyone else Why WordPress Foundation goes after certain cybersquatters How many .blog domains Matt thinks can be registered in 2017 Transcript: Andrew Allemann: My guest today is Matt Mullenweg. He is the creator of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. Matt, welcome to the program. Matt Mullenweg: Honored to be here. Glad to talk. Andrew Allemann: Matt, I want to talk about a number of things today, including .blog, which is obviously very relevant to my audience, as well as trademark
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