[Foundation-l] [Fwd: Re: Do WMF want enwp.org?]

Brian J Mingus brian.mingus at Colorado.EDU
Wed May 11 05:28:04 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.wiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > With regards to the wi.ki domain, I asked people at the WMF back in 2009
> > about whether they were interested in buying it given that the owner at
> the
> > time had a notice on the site saying he was willing to sell. The response
> > came back that they were concerned it could be problematic since neither
> > the
> > Wikimedia community nor the WMF has a monopoly on the word "wiki" and the
> > WMF didn't want to overstep their claim to the concept.
> I think that is a good reason to leave that alone.
> --
> ~Keegan
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keegan

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.

Brian Mingus
Graduate student
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
University of Colorado at Boulder

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