I think there are enough options that we don't need to look further than domains that are already under the control of the WMF or a person/group who has stated in writing that they are willing to transfer the ownership.
Further, allowing voting on any name that comes to people's minds (a) pretty well guarantees squatting and (b) has the potential to create so many options that there's no reasonable way to suggest there's anything close to agreement. Risker On 28 September 2012 14:50, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: > If there is a squatted name that people *really* like, there could also be > a ranked vote and if the most popular name is one that is being squatted or > is in light use we could see if it was reasonably available before moving > to the next name on the list. > > SJ > > On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > We need to make sure we own the names before voting on them. Else we > > risk someone else buying it or choosing a name that is either already > > used or too expensive. Domain names that are not already owned > > typically go for $10. There are some like Wikiplanet that are being > > sold for $25,000. The latter is thus not an option. > > > > -- > > James Heilman > > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian > > > > The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine > > www.opentextbookofmedicine.com > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > > > > > > -- > Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l