Wiki websites are a growing phenomenon on the Internet and an innovative, easy-to-use peer-production method of creating and presenting information.
They are generally open and editable and often community-driven; furthermore, individual wikis and the wiki platform are in constant flux in much the same way that the Internet as a whole is in flux.
Wikis, like the broader Internet, are repositories of information that depend on each individual user to create value; they are meeting points and revolutionary ways to share ideas and knowledge; and they are both set to be expanded through the implementation of ICANN’s New gTLD Program, and a .wiki TLD specifically.
- The .wiki TLD will be an open TLD with wholesale pricing higher than currently available gTLDs;
- The TLD will be targeted at subject matter wikis;
- .WIKI will have an open registration policy targeted at wiki owners who use wikis;
- .WIKI TLD will bring greater attention and market success to all kinds of wikis;
- There will be no proof of legitimacy required for registration although we will encourage that the domains utilize wiki software.
- Standard Sunrise Period reserved for those entities with appropriate IP and Trademark claims, which we anticipate to last about 3 months;
- Landrush Period that will be open to the public, and which will last a few weeks to a month;
- At the conclusion of each period we will hold closed auctions for the domains that have been applied for by more than one party;
- We reserve the right to create a list of domain names within our .wiki TLD to be set aside and then sold or auctioned off to interested parties.
Read the complete application details here.