The Wikimedia Foundation, making good on a Dec. 23 promise by Jimmy Wales during the height of the anti-SOPA firestorm, has publicly announced it is transferring all of its domain names from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor as punishment for GoDaddy’s early support of the failed anti-piracy legislation.
A Wikimedia spokesman told me a month ago that they were still working on the shift. And buried deep within yesterday’s post on the technology blog of Wikipedia’s parent organization is this one line: “The Wikimedia Foundation has started to move its domain names from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor.”
That post links to an older message that Wikimedia spokesman Jay Walsh sent to a foundation mailing list indicating the transition had begun by mid-February: “I’ve been informed that we’re currently working with MarkMonitor to carry out a full switch-over, which as many of you will appreciate, takes time. WMF is going to post to the blog and generally share this information as soon as the process is complete. Until then, it does mean that you’ll see in some of our DNS registrations that GoDaddy is still listed.”