John Gotts bought the domain wiki.com for a whopping $3 million, and now it’s time to get it running. In a recent press release it was announced that Mr. Gotts teams up with Mindtouch, a company that offers business wikis and various solutions for businesses in general.
According to Marshall Kirkpatrick at TechCrunch (nice write-up about wiki.com there by the way) Mindtouch uses a revamped version of MediaWiki known as DekiWiki
adding a wysiwyg editor which haven’€™t reached the distributed open source version yet put is available through plugins and hacks which of course is available for download as well (thanks Wheatgrass).
Wiki.com today is a modestly designed site where you can create your own wiki for free. The service is ad supported and should attract lots of users just because of its domain name, something Gotts have pointed out on several occasions. And sure, it’€™s a great place to start looking if you are wiki hungry, but would you go with the wiki.com service just because of the domain name? I think not.
Then again, a wiki boom and Gotts’€™ $3 milljon might not appear to be that much money after all.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.