On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:02 AM, Brian J Mingus
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Keegan Peterzell
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:33 AM, Brian J Mingus
> It seems that giving w.net/com/org to the WMF would be in line with
no corporation controlling a letter.
+1 for the idealism, but I'd like to add the concept is quite silly if
consider the bulk of the internet users and their
relevant care to domain
names. It's pretty slim. Heck, pitchfork.com
many, many years without qualms. Users see the URL and bookmark it.
I think the advantage is that it would allow us to generalize the concept
, which is that we want short urls for all languages and
projects. I'm thinking along the lines of http://en.wp.w.org
. From that
angle I would say that short urls of this type have become rather popular.
You could of course use goo.gl, but then your url is obfuscated, whereas
this case it's not.
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
University of Colorado at Boulder
foundation-l mailing list
as a URL shortener :) We can come up with countless
possibilities for domain names, but this is one being handed to the
Foundation as a well known link (we use it for helpmebot in
#wikipedia-en-help on IRC). It's a starter for our flagship project.