WordPress's excellent link-forwarding service for ex-customers

Wordpress.com has announced an admirable new feature for customers who want to leave its hosting service: for a fee, they will redirect all incoming visitors to your new site, preserving links to all your existing posts. I'm really impressed with this: it sounds like WordPress is pretty confident that they can provide a better product than customers can get elsewhere, and if not, they want to make sure that their customers can go where they get the best fit. My guess is that this feature will be used mostly by people who outgrow WordPress's hosting — which means that you can start small on their system, and be confident that if you grow, you'll be able to move on without breaking your links.

Hello, Goodbye: Offsite Redirect Upgrade

(via Hack the Planet)