I've seen the Area 51 section of Stack Exchange. I have a question about that.

Suppose I submit a proposal on the site and it gets accepted. After the site gets published on Stack Exchange, who owns the site? When is the site ready to have its own domain (like Ask Ubuntu) instead of having a subdomain?

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    Stack Exchange owns the site, for ever. SE stopped doing specific domain names after the initial ones. I assume it isn't an option today anymore unless you bring a bag with a lot of money to support / fund that.
    – rene
    Jan 7 at 14:26
  • @bad_coder thanks for the link. But I've already seen it before :)
    – udoyhasan
    Jan 7 at 14:35
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    Does this answer your question? Site Sponsorships — Bringing Resources BACK to Stack Exchange contains this link: stackoverflow.blog/2010/10/11/… --- #1. "who owns the site?" Stack Exchange, regardless of sponsorship.
    – Rob
    Jan 7 at 14:57
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    #2. "When is the site ready to have its own domain instead of having a subdomain like Ask Ubuntu has?" Some sponsors made a deal to go from x.SE to their own domain (still owned by SE) but none has gone from an individual domain back to the x.SE format (AFAIK); even x.SE domains can be sponsored. If you want "ownership" you have to buy Enterprise.
    – Rob
    Jan 7 at 15:02
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    MathOverflow is the only site not owned by Stack Exchange, and the situation with MathOverflow only happened for historical reasons -- all new sites are owned by SE.
    – Smitop
    Jan 8 at 0:49