The commercial arm of WordPress (WordPress.com) announced they were entering the website building business. The announcement was generally not well received by the WordPress web development community. But many softened their response and saw opportunity as more information became available.
People think of WordPress as the company that develops the open source content management system (CMS) called WordPress. But WordPress is more than the open source development community hosted on WordPress.org.
There is also a for profit site that’s hosted on the WordPress.com domain that offers website hosting and domain name registration, among other related services.