The Only Two Letter .ME Domain In The World

So says Matt Mullenweg in his official blog post announcing that the new domain, would be host to shortened URL’s for users of According to the post:

  • is the only two-letter .me domain in the world.
  • Every blog and post on has a URL now.
  • These are all exposed in the using rel=shortlink.
  • It doesn’t work for any URL in the world, just ones.
  • The links are permanent, they will work as long as is around.
  • is spam-free, because we are constantly monitoring and removing spam from

Now for those of you wondering if the side of things will be able to tap into this URL shortener, the good news is Yes. However, you will need to use the stats plugin in order to do so. This means that the URL shortener is pretty much limited to WordPress users only and not to external parties. I have installed the stats plugin and at this moment, there is no button to shorten URL’s so I imagine at some point down the line, it will make it’s way into the write panel.

I as well as many others thought that would be perfect to use as a URL shortening service but alas, it was not to be. At least with, they cut one more character off of the domain.

Would you like to write for WP Tavern? We are always accepting guest posts from the community and are looking for new contributors. Get in touch with us and let's discuss your ideas.


  1. Thanks for the news. I’m mainly a .Org self-installer, so I will check the WP Stats Plugin option. I already have that plugin, just lookin’ for this added functionality now. Also reading WP Tavern’s other post this week, regarding home-brewed URL shorteners.


  2. Just for the record, it appears that now Facebook has — so that makes two.


Comments are closed.