On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Brian <Brian.Mingus(a)colorado.edu> wrote:
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.wiki(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Liam Wyatt
With regards to the wi.ki domain, I asked people
at the WMF back in
about whether they were interested in buying it
given that the owner at
time had a notice on the site saying he was
willing to sell. The
came back that they were concerned it could be
problematic since neither
Wikimedia community nor the WMF has a monopoly on the word "wiki" and
WMF didn't want to overstep their claim to
I think that is a good reason to leave that alone.
It didn't get much attention, and since we've basically agreed against the
.wmf TLD in addition to wi.ki, I'd like to throw my support behind Ryan
Kaldari's suggestion of obtaining the w.org reserved name.
Here's an interesting bit of history from Wikipedia:
"Only 3 of the 26 possible Single letter Domains have ever been registered
and this before 1992. All the other 23 Single Letter .com Domains were
registered Jan 1 1992 by Jon Postel<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Postel>
the father of the Internet, with the intention to avoidthat a single company
could commercially control a letter of the Alphabet. This makes it
impossible for companies like Mc
or Deutsche Telekom <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Telekom> to buy
their Logo "M" or "T" as an Internet address."
It seems that giving w.net/com/org to the WMF would be in line with his
vision of no corporation controlling a letter.
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
University of Colorado at Boulder