I have never understood correctly why can not use the name "WordPress" in the domains especially when this blog was already called " ayudawordpress " before that rule, which introduced Automattic to avoid fraudulent uses which is not and has never been my case.  According to " standard " …
For various reasons related to our WordPress brand, we ask that if you are going to start a WordPress site or related to it, do not use " WordPress "in the domain name. Try using "wp" instead, or another variation. We are not lawyers, but we have some very good ones who tell us that we have to do this to preserve our brand. Many users have also told us that they find it confusing.
If you already have a domain with "WordPress" in it, redirecting it to the equivalent "wp" is fine, as long as the main one that users see and your promotions do not contain "WordPress", and later you might consider transferring the old one to the Foundation.
"WordPress" in subdomains is fine, like wordpress.example.com, we're only concerned about top-level domains.
We've said this to everyone who has asked us, we just want to make it public so that more people are aware of this policy.
There are other domains that use WordPress in the name!
If they are not WordPress.com, WordPress. net, WordPress.org, WordPress.tv or WordPressFoundation.org are not allowed and you should contact the owner by pointing this page. We note that most of these are often spam sites and they distribute plugins and issues with malware, so you probably do not want to be associated with them.
But the reality is that if you use the wordpress name in your domain, not only you can find a request from Automattic's lawyers but, directly, you can not send material to WordPress.tv, mount a WordCamp and many other things, since you violate " the norm " . I gave up preparing a WordCamp a year ago for these things, so as not to argue. That's the thing.
In addition there is the foolishness of mounting campaigns to besiege sites that use the name in the domain suggested by " the standard ", which I have suffered on more than one occasion by people who did not even know what WordPress was, its philosophy, not even its license, let alone what it means to belong and participate in the WordPress community.
In the end is a company commercial, Automattic, who brand – not the project and the community – WordPress, and they can use the name, but if you create a site like this, ayudawordpress.com or amigosdewordpress.es or megustawordpress.org or whatever you can not use the name, when you are not making commercial use but just the opposite: creating community and spreading WordPress ]
I have to say that I have never had problems but on the part of Automattic about it, on the contrary, they have always been sympathetic and have even advised and supported me, but that is not the issue.
The question is that, even knowing that I was never going Automattic to spend time and money to get a lawsuit for using the name WordPress in the domain to share information and help on WordPress, make community and spread this wonderful CMS actually if I generated problems, also on the part of their products , for example: not being able to send my blog to the showcase, not being able to use the official mobile application correctly, and several more hassles that I have been supporting, in addition to the heavy users who, from time to time, sent me emails, rebuking me for to remove the word WordPress from my domain as if it were killing someone or something similar .
Anyway, it's already done, I had a hard time making the change for various problems with the host ting but at least I will not be anyone touching the noses with the stupid this, which for me is still.
I hope I have not broken anything, that the migration has had seafaring fabric, and I'm still managing things, which are many associated projects , publications, applications, etc, etc, etc, and not everything is as easy as doing a redirect and pushing.
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