Wikimedia Foundation: Time To Say Good Bye To Go Daddy

Posted on Mar 9 2012 - 5:36am by Editorial Staff

Would be called as shock for Go Daddy, one of the biggest domain registrars in the world, as Wikimedia Foundation, organization behind Wikipedia starts its way out to say goodbye to the world renowned domain registrar, the foundation mentioned in February engineering report: Domain names — The Wikimedia Foundation has started to move its domain names from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor (announcement).

The announcement that it links to is from Wikimedia’s Jay Walsh on February 13th that said:

Hi folks – you may have seen some media coverage recently about Wikimedia’s intentions around GoDaddy. It is true that WMF is still planning to move 100% away from GoDaddy for all of its domain name services.

I’ve been informed that we’re currently working with MarkMonitor to carry out a full switch-over, which as many of you will appreciate, takes time. WMF is going to post to the blog and generally share this information as soon as the process is complete. Until then, it does mean that you’ll see in some of our DNS registrations that GoDaddy is still listed. We’re working on it 🙂

Thanks – and stay tuned for more news in the next week.

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