Bomis

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Bomis
Type Private
Industry Internet
Genre Internet
When it was created 1996
People who started it Jimmy Wales,
Tim Shell,
and Michael Davis.
Headquarters Florida, United States
Things made Webrings
Nupedia
Wikipedia
Services Advertising
Employees ~10
Website www.bomis.com (not available)

Bomis was a Internet company created in 1996 by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell, and Michael Davis. Bomis is best known for have supported the creation of the projects Nupedia and Wikipedia.

Bomis staff in 2000

Bomis was popular for hosting entertainment, sports and adult sites. When Nupedia started, Larry Sanger was hired to be the editor-in-chief for the project. But Nupedia resulted too slow to grow and too expensive to maintain, and Wikipedia started as a side project to help Nupedia. Finally Wikipedia became more popular than Nupedia and it was transferred to a foundation in 2003. Bomis was shut down in 2006.