Founding History of Wikipedia
Founded by Jimmy Wales, Michael Davis, and Tim Shell.
Incorporated as Bomis Inc. in November 1996.
Purchased the bomis.com domain name in November 1996.
Purchased the nupedia.com domain name in October 1999.
Started design and development work for Nupedia in October 1999.
Launched Nupedia in March 2000.
Purchased the wikipedia.org domain name in January 2001.
Launched Wikipedia in January 2001.
Incorporated as Wikimedia Foundation Inc. in June 2003.
Headquartered in San Francisco, USA.
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Year 1 of Wikipedia
Version 1 of Wikipedia (Website)
Stats of Wikipedia
Full Year 1 of Wikipedia
OCT 1999 to SEP 2000
Extras of Wikipedia
1996 NOV Articles of Incorporation
2013 NOV Wikipedia's forgotten founder Larry Sanger
2016 DEC Ward Cunningham, Inventor of the Wiki
2020 JAN Wikipedia: Jimmy Wales
2021 DEC Rewriting history: first Wikipedia edit to be sold as an NFT