Short Domain Name

See Wikimedia URL Shortener

It would be handy to have an ultra short domain name. For example, there is sf.net for sourceforge.net eg: http://bittorrent.sf.net <---> http://bittorrent.sourceforge.net see how easy ?


The ideal solution would be a 2 char secondary domain ,and a 2 char top level domain for example: wp.eu

2 char prefixesEdit

  • wp short for wikipedia
    • wp.me is the short domain for wordpress.com, this could cause confusion
  • mw short for wikimedia

3 char prefixesEdit

  • wip short for wikipedia
  • wkp
  • wki
  • wik


So please try your countries' registrars and email them to make sure that the policy really is true.

List of namesEdit

Here is a list of tries:

wp.ca emailed. pending response
wp.de wp.de too short by policy
wp.dk taken
wp.fr ???
wp.jp wp.jp too short by policy
wp.nl taken
wp.se taken
wp.uk ???
wp.us emailed. nebulous response: "reserved" even though neustar.us itself has it
wp.net taken
wp.org ???
wp.com ???
wp.info http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/unsponsored/registry-agmt-11may01.htm
wkp.do available
wkp.dz available
wik.pe available & easy to remember!

'I found free one: wp.info !!! en:user:MeirM


  • I think jawp.net is not taken by anyone else -- Suisui 18:18, 19 May 2004 (UTC)