Bomis

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Bomis
TypePrivate
IndustryInternet
GenreInternet
When it was created1996
People who started itJimmy Wales,
Tim Shell,
and Michael Davis.
HeadquartersFlorida, United States
Things madeWebrings
Nupedia
Wikipedia
ServicesAdvertising
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 have 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.