Automattic have acquired a little service by the name of Lean Domain Search. Going forward, the site will be free to use, and its founder Matt Mazur will be joining the company as a developer. Automattic is best known for building the free blogging service WordPress.com as well as its contributions to the open-source blogging software WordPress. In fact, he has already revealed that he will be ?working full time on making it even easier for WordPress.com users to find and register great domain names for their websites and blogs.? The best part is that Lean Domain Search will continue to exist: ?Not only will it continue to run, but it?s also now completely free to use.? Furthermore, since it?s not being shuttered, Lean Domain Search will presumably continue to be improved. As part of the acquisition, it has already gained the ability to register domain names directly through WordPress.com. Lean Domain Search first debuted over a year ago. As for Automattic, chances are the decision was an easy one as hiring a one-man team that is already doing what you want can be much more beneficial than starting from scratch. The fact Lean Domain Search has already gained some WordPress.com integration is a great start.