Bomis

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Bomis
Private
IndustryInternet
GenreInternet
Founded1996
FounderJimmy Wales,
Tim Shell,
and Michael Davis.
Headquarters,
ProductsWebrings
Nupedia
Wikipedia
ServicesAdvertising
Number of employees
~10
Websitewww.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 having supported the creation of the projects Nupedia and Wikipedia.

Logo of Bomis
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.