Remember Meet the URL Shortener

Automattic has acquired another wicked-short domain name: Not only is it a URL shortener, but it is the only two-letter .me domain in the world, for the time being anyway.

There is now a “Get Shortlink” button next to your permalink when you edit or write a post, and when you click it you’ll get a popup with the beautiful link already highlighted for your copy and pasting pleasure.

If you’re logged in you can also get the shortlink for any page on, there’s a link under the “Blog Info” menu in your admin bar.

Every post on has a short URL assigned to it in the form of The nine-letter key is a a bit longer than those of,, or the now notorious, but I imagine has a lot of content in their system, and more to come certainly. And you can be pretty sure that your short URLs will last as long as your blog does.

The domain is being used for sites only, and for WordPress blogs that run the Stats plugin.