Aug 29, 2019

For the first time in history, a populated sovereign country to be auctioned online

Wirtland, the first internet-based sovereign country (founded in 2018, population is over 8000), decided to seek funds for modernization online. For the first time in history, a populated country will be listed on online trading platform.

Wirtland, August 29, 2019 - As the first sovereign cybercountry in the history of mankind founded in 2008, Wirtland has pioneered the world of virtual nations, which has been growing steadily since then.

Wirtland is based on the concept of a country that transcends national borders without breaching or lessening the sovereignty of any involved. Wirtland differs from online "virtual worlds": there is no computer-simulated environment, citizens do not use avatars, and may influence real politics, set up organizations, earn money. Wirtland issues real plastic ID cards, marriage certificates, registers businesses and other organizations.

Innovative in many ways, Wirtland became the first micronation to mint its own gold and silver (real) coins; was the first to launch versatile medical consultation services over the internet; granted citizenship to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. Wirtland has announced a unique plan of acquisition of land, which, if successful, could be first case of peaceful formation of new country 'from scratch', making it eligible for international diplomatic recognition according to Article 1 of Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States.

Aug 14, 2019

Happy Wirtland Day!

Wirtland is 11 years old. We wish to congratulate all witizens and fans on this glorious day, and wish you prosperity and happiness.

As the first sovereign cybercountry in the history of mankind founded in 2008, Wirtland pioneered the world of virtual nations, which has been growing steadily since then.

Wirtland remains an evolving experiment in legitimacy and self-sustainability of a country without its own soil, and hopes to bring new energy and modern technologies into the project, by attracting a wholly new management team. We hope the new team will lead Wirtland to a higher level and make it even more attractive to people.

Mar 8, 2019

You can be the new ruler of Wirtland! ¡Puedes ser el nuevo gobernante de Wirtland! ВЫ МОЖЕТЕ СТАТЬ НОВЫМ ПРАВИТЕЛЕМ ВИРТЛАНДИИ!


Founded in 2008, Wirtland today is one of the largest and most stable virtual countries with a truly global representation. After over 10 years of successful growth, the founders of Wirtland have decided to sell the project.

In case of interest in acquiring all the assets and rights, including Wirtland.com and Wirtland.net domain names and websites, please email your proposal at any of our official addresses, or via social channels.

We hope the new ruler of Wirtland will continue our mission!








 ¡Puedes ser el nuevo gobernante de Wirtland!

Fundada en 2008, Wirtland es hoy el país virtual más grande y estable del mundo. Después de más de 10 años de crecimiento exitoso, los fundadores de Wirtland decidieron vender el proyecto.

Si desea adquirir derechos sobre todos los activos del proyecto, incluidos los dominios Wirtland.com yWirtland.net, envíe su propuesta a cualquier dirección de correo electrónico oficial o a través de nuestras redes sociales.

¡Esperamos que el nuevo gobernante de Wirtland continúe nuestra misión!








ВЫ МОЖЕТЕ СТАТЬ НОВЫМ ПРАВИТЕЛЕМ ВИРТЛАНДИИ!

Основанная в 2008 году, Виртландия сегодня является крупнейшей и самой глобальной виртуальной страной. После более чем 10 лет успешного роста основатели Виртландии решили продать проект.

Если вы хотите приобрести права на все активы проекта, включая домены Wirtland.com и Wirtland.net, пожалуйста, напишите нам по любому из наших контактных адресов или через наши социальные сети.

Мы надеемся, что новый правитель Виртландии продолжит нашу миссию!



Aug 15, 2018

Exclusive interview of Wirtland’s Chancellor


On the occasion of 10 years anniversary of Wirtland, Chancellor of Wirtland has made a short interview to The Times of Wirtland.

Ten years have passed since you founded Wirtland. How can you assess the achievements?

We had our ups and downs, but most importantly, the influx of new people has never stopped during this 10 years period. Wirtland has survived and kept its attractiveness as alternative nation – that’s our most important achievement. Also, we managed to preserve our neutrality, which was not easy in the times of fierce international turmoil.

Some witizens complain about lack of activity in Wirtland. Can you comment?

We see our main task to establish Wirtland as a platform, and to keep it up, running, and operational. That’s what we have been doing successfully during the last decade. If level of activity is low that means that people are passive. Activities are now up to the citizens themselves – we just create the right conditions for them.

So, what should witizens expect from the government?

Wirtland was not set up to tax our members - we have a zero taxation policy. Wirtland was neither set up to entertain our members, by a regular flow of new initiatives and projects. We simply cannot afford this, because of zero taxation. I hope this is understandable. What we guarantee to citizens is the following:
  • Correct operation of Wirtland platform;
  • Full media support to citizens' initiatives;
  • Protection of citizens' personal data.
What should be done to further develop the Wirtland project?

We always need more people, and to achieve this we need better media support outside Wirtland. Yes, Wirtland has received quite good media coverage in the recent years, especially in Latin America and former Soviet countries. But most of the articles tend to be superficial. Journalists do not pay attention to the central question – why people all over the world are interested in alternative political identity? So, we are interested in publications about Wirtland and always welcome the media representatives from all over the world.

As Wirtland is not backed up by investors, we are always interested in making Wirtland economically self-sustaining. So, all business ideas are very welcome.

Finally, why did you decide not to disclose your real name?

Two reasons, which are very simple. I think that vanity of many self-proclaimed monarchs of micro nations is ridiculous, and by no means I want to be like them. Second reason is more important: We want Wirtland to be free from any nationalistic, racial, political, or other biases. But such connotations may occur from the real bios of founders. Simply speaking, we don’t want anybody to attach labels to our project such as “Aha, so the founders are Chinese (or American, African, Jewish, Muslim, Slavic, etc)!” This is why our policy is to keep our personal life and Wirtland separate from each other.

Thank you. But can you disclose any general information, perhaps your age, gender? Does Wirtland have a First Lady?


Well, I am 52 years old, male, happily married with one son.

Happy Anniversary to all witizens and friends of Wirtland! Prosperity and freedom to you and your families! Viva Wirtland!

Aug 14, 2018

Happy Anniversary! Wirtland Celebrates 10 Years


Happy Anniversary to all witizens and friends of Wirtland!

Today Wirtland is turning 10 years old. Ten years is substantial period for everyone; for a virtual state it is a record-braking lifespan.

Wirtland has managed to carry its flag and to survive through a turbulent decade, marked both by tremendous geopolitical changes all over the world, and remarkable progress in IT technologies penetrating the daily lives of everyone.

We are pleased to observe that the ideology of Wirtland has remained attractive, as we have been happy to welcome new citizens every week, coming from literally every corner of the world.

Thanks to this constant influx of new people, Wirtland is now accumulating more innovative ideas than ever. Wirtland is a country which helps our citizens to make their ideas real.

Wirtland wishes you prosperity, freedom, and independence!

Feb 10, 2016

First official Representative is appointed

Government of Wirtland is pleased to communicate that Boris Siomin was appointed as official Representative of Wirtland. His geographical location is Israel. His communication languages are English, Russian, Hebrew.

Wirtland extends warm congratulations to Boris! He became the first Representative of Wirtland, having responded to announcement published on February 9th. We hope that before long Wirtland will have an effective network of Representatives in many cities of the world.

The Representatives will offer assistance to new members and answer questions. The status of official Representative of Wirtland will be regulated by special Law which is currently under development. The Representatives will have an access to a special group Wirtland Staff.

The nearest Representative can be found easily using the map here.

Jan 24, 2016

IT companies with no street address on their websites? Wirtland's solution

There are IT companies which don’t publish their geographical coordinates on their websites, and only use a web contact form. They often offer excellent quality services and normal customer support, but the users don’t have an idea where the company is registered. It may be harmful for customer satisfaction and to overall firm’s credibility. What can be done to solve the problem, with due respect to corporate confidentiality policy?

Our answer is registration in Wirtland. Wirtland is the world’s first internet-based sovereign country.

A Wirtland address is original and secure. Registration is completely legal (more info: http://wirtland.agilityhoster.com/legal.html). Legally, it’s similar to registration in a real country like Northern Cyprus, but is much more fun. Some countries already consider diplomatic recognition of Wirtland, see http://tinyurl.com/7r6m9p.

For partner company, a Wirtland address is a logical answer to questions about location, as it’s natural for IT firm to be registered in internet-based country. Wirtland address also adds to company’s visibility, as each partner gets press coverage and extra space in Wirtland’s sites. For Wirtland, registration of businesses is an important way to become self-sustainable. We will form a network of companies registered in Wirtland, which will help to expand professional contacts between members.

Wirtland will also issue its quality certification label. With time, “Made in Wirtland” label for online services will be like “Swiss Made” for watches!

Read more about business opportunities here. Also, Wirtland's newly-relaunched social network "Witizens of Wirtland" offers several groups to discuss business-related issues:

Jobs and Profits
Possibilities to earn money in Wirtland: employment, services offered, business ideas, funds transfer, insurance.

Angel Club
An angel investor or angel (known as a business angel or informal investor in Europe) is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

Entrepreneur Club
The practice of starting new organizations or revitalizing mature ones, particularly new businesses generally in response to identified opportunities. ECW will support entrepreneurs of Wirtland, trying to approach ideas to capital. Public 1 2008-12-19

Business Council of Wirtland
BCW is a forum for business leaders and professionals who wish to make Wirtland the best place to do business.

Bank of Wirtland
The first product of the Bank of Wirtland is ”Wirtland Crane” coin. If you bought a coin, you became a contributor to the Bank because the premium (difference between prices of gold and coin) goes to Bank. Discuss the coin, suggest new products here.

New members are welcome to register and interact.

Jan 20, 2016

New Witizens Network 2.0 is under construction

Good news, friends: Finally our Witizens of Wirtland (WoW) network is starting to be fixed!

Actually, not fixed, but re-built in a new place by hand – so no automatic import of all data is possible, unfortunately. So you may need to go through a new registration process. But it’s easy

Feel free to register and test WoW 2.0!

In the WoW 2.0 we will be adding new functionality. It will be available to registered members. For example, now you may see possibility to use Twitter directly from your member page. Feel free to test, and report how the new functions work. And your suggestions and ideas are welcome!

Also, we really need to raise funds to cover the network refurbishment and other current costs. So, if some of you could donate 5 or more dollars now (use PayPal Donate button), we would appreciate. You may also consider placing a banner ad. Thanks in advance, and welcome to WoW network!

Feb 22, 2015

Wirtland's network is experiencing difficulties

Wirtland's social network Witizens of Wirtland (WoW) - www.wirtland.net - is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The reason is unclear - it may be some technical problem or a hacker's attack.

You can still browse the WoW site, but may encounter problem with new member registration and sign-in, and some interactive capabilities may be restricted.

Until the WoW functionality is back to normal, we suggest to use official Wirtland Group in Facebook for interaction and new member registration.

Sep 23, 2014

Wirtland Under Attack

Witizens of Wirtland (WoW) - our social network - has been attacked. Wirtland.net became unavailable.

Our hosting provider reports that all the files and backups disappeared.

We are working to restore or, rather, rebuild the network. Thank you for cooperation and support.

Once the new platform is up, it will re-appear under the old Wirtland.net address.


Aug 13, 2014

Happy Wirtland Day!

Happy Wirtland Day!!!

Wirtland is 6 year old, and we will never give up. In fact, in the turbulent times of conflict like the world is experiencing now, we are getting stronger, as more new citizens are choosing the Wirtland alternative.

Active witizens are cordially invited to our newest Wirtland Nation Conference project - to meet and interact in real life (see https://www.facebook.com/WitiMeet)

Jan 29, 2014

What a shame, Wiki!

Cris (Wirtland's PR manager) writes on January 29 on his facebook page:
Today I received a message from Wikipedia, that someone deleted Wirtland entry from English Wikipedia! The guy who did this is “…a conservative Christian from west-central Ohio, currently in graduate school in Indiana…” (as he tells himself).

Speechless! What a shame, Wiki! How a single and pretty uneducated person can just delete your article, used by thousands of people for years???

Wiki message offers a way to contact this so-called “editor”:
 mail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:EmailUser/Nyttend
 wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nyttend
Shall we do something to restore Wirtland’s rights and fight against ignorance? If there are people knowledgeable in dealing with the dark dungeons of Wikipedia, please comment and tell us what should be done.

In a few minutes after this was posted in Wirtland's facebook page and other medias, Wirtland's citizen Ivan Camilo Quintero Santacruz quickly acted to restore the Wirtland article. Apparently, Ivan has the editor's rights at Wiki. Thank you, Ivan, bravo!

However, the article still has a subpage for discussion about deletion (here), where registered users may oppose or support it.

We wanted to add that the Wirtland article in English Wiki has been running for 5.5 years without problems. Also, it has "sister articles" in 9 other languages - in Български (Bulgarian), Español, Esperanto, فارسی (Farsi), Français, Interlingua, Русский (Russian), Türkçe, Українська (Ukrainian).

Jul 21, 2013

Wirtland citizenship for Edward Snowden

Government of Wirtland decided to grant Wirtland citizenship to Edward Snowden. The official letter from the world's first sovereign cybercountry underlines Mr. Snowden's "contribution in protection of human rights in the internet". Official residence permit was issued in the name of Edward Joseph Snowden.

"
Your case has vividly showed to the global community  how the modern technologies can be used for purposes different from what people subscribe to, when they sign up for web-based services. While citizenship of a cybercountry may seem merely symbolic, you know about the potential of social projects in the internet and their influence on real life.  Wirtland offers our citizenship to show our support to your case, and our appreciation of your achievements," - states the Wirtland's letter to Mr. Snowden.

Mr. Snowden, former technical contractor for the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA, leaked details of top-secret U.S. and British mass surveillance programs to the press. On June 23, 2013, US officials said that Snowden's US passport had been revoked.

In 2010 Wirtland granted citizenship to Julian Assange.

Feb 19, 2013

Wirtland in Ukraine’s Wiki

The Ukrainian Wikipedia became 9th Wikipedia to feature an entry on Wirtland!

Oct 30, 2012

Wirtland Introduces Processing Fee For New Citizenship Applications

As a measure against illegitimate applications, Wirtland has recently introduced the application processing fee. The fee is set at 5 US$ (about 3,8 EUR) in any currency, payable by PayPal or credit card. When new applicant requests a Residence Permit, he or she is supposed to include a notification about payment together with a completed Application Form. This symbolic fee helps to filter our underage applicants and spammers. 

Please note that Wirtland citizenship, including membership in Witizens Network, remains completely free. This application processing fee is applicable only if you are requesting an official Wirtland document, i.e. submitting an application for Residence Permit.

Aug 23, 2012

These Wirtland Applications Are Not Official

We have spotted several applications for Android and other devices, which are based on the content of Wirtland sites. While Wirtland does not object against using our content and images are for non-commercial purposes, the Government of Wirtland states that these applications are not official products, and Wirtland has no connection with creators or sellers of such products.

Aug 13, 2012

Russian video on Wirtland: Happy Wirtland Day!

This video was posted on Wirtland's facebook timeline today - on Wirtland Day. Fun stuff. A nice way to celebrate our anniversary.

A very happy Wirtland Day to everybody!

And thanks to Andrey Nifedov for this nice video.

Jul 20, 2012

Is it possible to buy Wirtland project?

Dear witizens,

Today we have received the following message – see below. I replied that we need to discuss ths publicly. Please post your comments. Thank you.

michael posted an update in the group Associates:
Hello, I represent an investment fund. We are interested in web assets. Is it possible to buy Wirtland project? Who should be contacted? Thanks.
PS. This is not a joke.


Admin replied:
Thank you for your interest. I think we should discuss this publicly

Dec 4, 2011

An easy way to recognize Wirtland

There are many ways to attract people's attention to Wirtland. Recognition is one of them. It sounds official, but in fact you do not need to be General Secretary of United Nations, or a president of some country, to recognize Wirtland. There is a very simple way to recognize our country. Almost every webmaster and owner of internet resource can do that.

When you register yourself at various internet services, you often need to select your country from a drop-down list. So, I am talking about inclusion of Wirtland into such drop-down country list. This can be done very easily by a small change in the coding. Some websites have done that already for Wirtland. The latest example is Slovenian resource (see picture).

For Wirtland, this is important. And for the websites this is useful, too, because of marketing effect. "Our site recognizes virtual country" - is a slogan which helps to stand out, and may draw new clients. So, a small change in coding is well worth the effort.

Dec 1, 2011

Wirtland enters the Farsi Wikipedia

Do you speak Farsi? The Farsi version of Wikipedia now has an article on Wirtland. Farsi, or Iranian, has become the 9th language in which Wikipedia articles on Wirtland are available. Wikipedia's coverage of Wirtland is growing steadily. The first article on Wirtland appeared in Bulgarian Wiki, soon followed by English, Spanish, Russian and other language versions.

Nov 28, 2011

Wirtland article in Russian weekly

The November issue of Russian newspaper F5 features a large article about Wirtland. F5 is a full-colour printed weekly focusing on Russian-language internet. One-page article by Kirill Alekhin from newspaper's Subculture Section starts with phrase: "They are not satisfied with reality, they want to live in another world, in a different state...". Here are the links to full text of article in PDF and in JPG. Plain-text version can be found here. Comments by Russian-reading witizens are welcome!

Nov 26, 2011

Wirtland Offers Web Hosting Service

Citizens of Wirtland opened a business, which seems a logical choice for cybercountry: re-selling web hosting. Wirtland Hosting Service (WHS) is a company registered in Wirtland. As one of official businesses of Wirtland, WHS bears the Wirtland Quality Certificate. The new site can be found here.
Hosting plans by WHS with unlimited disk space start from $2.99/month (€2.26/month)

Nov 4, 2011

Wirtland on Slovenian Television


Today Wirtland appeared in television news broadcast in Slovenia. This is the video from today's news on Sponka television channel, covering Wirtland. The text can be found at Novice: Sponka TV. Wirtland greets all Slovenian-speaking people, and today Slovenian Club was opened at Wirtland.net.

Slovenia is the third country of the world which covered Wirtland in television news. In the past, American FOX News broadcasted the interview with Larry Fiorino on Wirtland (see clip here) and Bulgarian National BTV Channel organized a live interview with several witizens (see clip here).

Oct 27, 2011

Show Wirtland Identity With Style: Accessories With Embroidery

An elegant way to demonstrate your Witizen identity is wearing Wirtland's merchandise. Apart from traditional T-shirts and mugs, our two online shops offer a choice of items for winter season. Quality embroidery adds a touch of style to items such as lady's bags, polo shirts or winter pullovers. As always, you may customize your item by adding your own text, changing color and style.













Check other items in Witizen Gift Company and Wirtland Design. And your new designs and ideas are always welcome!

Oct 24, 2011

Wirtland Offers Medical Services And Employment For Doctors

Wirtland aims to be useful to citizens. This is the cornerstone of our concept of a state. The country must constantly improve the life of citizens, make it more convenient, and create new opportunities of income generation for them.

This proves to be possible, despite natural limitations which we have as a virtual country. A good example is Wirtland Medical Centre (WIMEC), which has been growing since 2008. WIMEC was conceived to be a hub of online medical consultations, open 24 hours every day of the week, in a choice of languages. It serves two purposes:
  • For users WIMEC is a unique service, where people can find the needed online medical consultant, who speaks their language. Consultation is done online through Skype call or video call. Users can rate the quality of consultations.
  • For medical professionals WIMEC is an income-generating opportunity. Doctors give professional consultations, earning consultancy fees which they choose themselves, paid through Skype Prime. If you are a certified doctor, and you want to offer your services for WIMEC, you may add your listing here. You do not need to be necessarily a citizen of Wirtland.
WIMEC is not a commercial project: Wirtland will not charge doctors any fee for listing at WIMEC. Medical specialists will not pay commission from earned professional fees. WIMEC is not involved in the pricing policies of the doctors - they set up their fees independently. The first introductory call to the specialist is always FREE of charge.

WIMEC service is open to everybody (not just witizens). The users are encouraged to send their feedback with reviews of quality of consultations which they received. Doctors from all over the world are welcome to join WIMEC listing. Wirtland also opened WIMEC Group at for professionals.