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wiki.co.uk (but for sale)



On Jan 24, 5:28 pm, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote:
> I've raised a similar point to this with Mike, and I would be  
> extremely surprised if they decided that the wikimedia domains  
> shouldn't be controlled by the appropriate chapter.
> wiki.org.uk seems to be registered by Mintra (mintra.co.uk), although  
> it doesn't seem to host a website. wiki.co.uk is registered by D M  
> Robins Limited, but requires a password to access the site. As we  
> don't have a trademark for "Wiki", I would imagine that they'd be  
> difficult to get hold of; at the least we should probably wait until  
> we've got the website set up before contacting the owners about them.
> Mike
> On 24 Jan 2009, at 16:55, Thomas Dalton wrote:
> >> Wikimedia UK is an independent organisation from the Wikimedia
> >> Foundation. We (WMUK) need a website of our own that we control, and
> >> ideally, where we own the domain name.
> >> If the WMF or James F want to keep control of wikimedia.org.uk that's
> >> very disappointing and frankly very unhelpful - particularly
> >> considering they're doing nothing with it. But if it is true, WMUK
> >> should not host its information on this domain and should seek to
> >> register a different one - maybehttp://www.wiki.org.uk/?
> >> Personally, I think setting up a website whose content we control but
> >> where the domain name is registered to James or the Foundation is a
> >> particularly bad idea. We would have full liability for the content
> >> but control would be a constant struggle. Obscuring the ownership
> >> would not be particularly helpful.
> >> Either it's ours or theirs. If they want to keep, so be it.
> > I agree, it is far from ideal to have our website on a domain we don't
> > own. Even if we do get control of wikimedia.org.uk, we should probably
> > try and get wiki.org.uk as well and redirect it (since we are Wiki UK
> > Ltd.).
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