Bill Hartzer

Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has just registered 11 new domain names in the past 24 hours. 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;

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,, 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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