- WordPress launches a new plan that allows users to register a domain name for 100 years.
- The plan costs $38,000 and includes various features to protect and preserve digital assets.
- The plan is designed for users who want to create a lasting legacy online or document their family or business history
- The plan offers a 100-year domain registration, automatic backups, Internet Archive inclusion, ownership tools, hosting tools, and 24/7 support.
WordPress, the world’s most popular platform for creating websites and blogs, has made waves today by announcing a new 100-year domain registration plan. The plan, which costs $38,000 as a one-time payment, is aimed at users who want to ensure their online presence for the next century.
The 20-year-old platform is now allowing users to purchase a custom domain name that will be registered and renewed annually for the next 100 years. The plan is the first of its kind in the industry and reflects WordPress’s vision of long-term online thinking.
WordPress founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg said that the plan is meant to encourage users to think beyond their own lifetimes and create digital assets that can be passed on to future generations.
The 100-year domain plan comes with several features that are designed to protect and preserve digital assets. These include a 100-year domain registration, automatic backups to the Internet Archive, and 24/7 premium support. Domain owners will also get tools for transferring ownership and legacy contacts when the original owner is no longer available.
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100-Year Domain Registration Plan; A Bold But Risky Idea
However, the plan also has some drawbacks and uncertainties. It’s not clear how the internet and domain registration policies will change over the next 100 years. It’s also not clear how WordPress itself will evolve or survive as a company in the long run. Maintaining a website for a century poses unprecedented challenges for any organization.
The 100-year domain plan is a bold and innovative idea that could appeal to some users who want to create a lasting legacy online. However, it’s also a very costly and unproven idea that may not be feasible or practical for most. But the offering sets the stage for more grand experiments in long-term digital preservation.
What are your thoughts on the 100-year domain registration plan of WordPress? Would it be useful for Nepali companies as well?