How to Register a .Wiki Domain

The .wiki top-level domain (TLD) is the first platform-specific TLD to launch. Wikis are elegant in their simplicity and are used internally at nearly every major and medium sized company, in addition to being the foundation of one of the most popular websites in the world, Wikipedia. The following guide provides instructions for acquiring your own .wiki domain.


  1. 1
    Find a registrar who is currently offering .wiki domains. For a list of .wiki registrars, do an online search. To register through GoDaddy, visit “”. Other registrars include 1&1, KeySystems, and
  2. 2
    Decide what you will name your .wiki website. Most registrars will have an availability checker, where you type in the domain name you want and they confirm whether or not the name is available. Some even suggest alternative names if the one you entered is taken.
  3. 3
    Keep the domain name short. Shorter domain names are better, as these are easier to read, type, and remember. Be memorable. If someone is going to learn about your website by word of mouth, you'll want it to be something that's easy to remember.
  4. 4
    Once you've found an available domain name, select it and follow the instructions for that particular service. When you select your domain name, you will also have the opportunity to add on other services that the host also provides.
  5. 5
    Following the registration and purchase process. You can use the registrar’s tools to build and host your website if you wish, or use your own knowledge and tools instead.
  6. 6
    Spread the word! Find creative ways to drive readers and potential contributors to your .wiki website. Spend a lot of time encouraging collaboration because that's the heart and soul of the wiki movement.

Things You'll Need

  • Domain name registrar
  • Suitable short domain name for your wiki
  • Website tools

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