Short Domain Name

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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 prefixes[edit]

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

3 char prefixes[edit]

  • 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 names[edit]

Here is a list of tries:

Domain Availability
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)