Facebook Employees Get @fb.com Addresses, While Users Get @facebook.com

Last week, we broke the story that Facebook employees might get even shorter email addresses with a domain @fb.com. Hours later, the fb.com address was publicly transferred to Facebook from the American Farm Bureau.

Today the company confirmed our story. While users will get @facebook.com addresses, the company’s employees will change to @fb.com.

Founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company had long internal discussions about what to give users.

“If we could give users our very best with @facebook.com, we would,” he said.

After making the decision, the company went searching for an alternative domain for employees. In September, the American Farm Bureau sold its domain, fb.com, to an undisclosed buyer represented by MarkMonitor, an expensive brand protection agency that has served Apple in the past. On Friday, the domain’s owner was finally disclosed as the social network.