|When it was created||1996|
|People who started it||Jimmy Wales and Tim Shell|
|Headquarters||Florida, United States|
|Website||www.bomis.com (not available)|
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.