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Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has just registered 11 new domain names in the past day. Usually moves like this indicate upcoming projects, especially because Wikipedia does not have a history of regularly registering new domain names.

Here is a list of the new domain names registered by Wikipedia;

voyagewiki.com
voyagewiki.org
wikguide.org
wikicompass.org
wikidestination.org
wikiguidebook.org
wikiholiday.org
wikilocale.org
wikipath.org
wikivisit.org
wikivista.org

We know that this was registered by Wikimedia Foundation, based on a recent check of the whois:

The list of domain names is rather interesting–including names related to voyages, compass, holiday, destinations, and paths. One of these recently purchased domain names is a typo, wikguide.org, so that may have been registered for brand protection more than anything else. But the others are interesting, which might indicated that the Wikimedia Foundation is going to branch out into other areas?

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Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names
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  • Nihiltres

    I checked out the Wikimedia Meta page for new project proposals, and found that there’s a recent proposal for a travel guide wiki, interest coming in part from the folks over at the existing Wikitravel site.

    It seems that a shortlist of domain names have been registered to allow open discussion on which might be suitable, without the risk that a third party will steal the domain out from under the public discussion.

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    Very useful lists..thanks for shared