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The domain was registered on August 18, 2008[1] -- presumably by Satoshi Nakamoto before even publishing the Bitcoin design paper[2]. (Note: the site says it was co-registered by Sirius[3], although Sirius says he wasn't involved in Bitcoin until 2009.)[4]

The site was hosted on from 2011 to 2014. It was moved to an independent server in early 2014 for the Bitcoin Core 0.9.0 release[5] so that the Bitcoin Core binaries didn't have to be hosted on SourceForge any longer. Funding for the server came from the Bitcoin Foundation[6] and has been continued through to 31 August 2015.[7]

External Links


  1. whois, retrieved 16 July 2015
  2. Bitcoin History
  3. Who owns,, retrieved 16 July 2015
  4. the Bitcoin Guy, Martti Malmi, retrieved 17 July 2015
  5. Bitcoin Core 0.9.0 release notes,, 19 March 2014
  6. Q1 Sponsorship Award:, Andrew Nolen, Bitcoin Foundation Blog, 13 March 2014
  7. A Walk Down Memory Lane, Saïvann Carignan, Bitcoin Foundation Blog, 17 September 2015
  8. Copying file, source repository, retrieved 16 July 2015