Already more than 50,000 domain names for the .ovh gTLD!
October 7, 2014
The .ovh gTLD, whose technical management is entrusted to Afnic, is the new gTLD on offer from OVH, the French hosting company.
In September 2014, the hosting company OVH launched an offer for new domain names under the .ovh gTLD. The new gTLD was designed for use by the IT community but also for the general public.
It is the first new gTLD in France to be opened to the general public in this way. OVH ultimately seeks to create a community of more than 700,000 users and partners.
From 2 October onwards, to celebrate the launch of the new domain names, OVH launched a promotional campaign for the registration of the first domain names under the .ovh gTLD. It was a great success with more than 50,000 .ovh domain names registered in 5 days.
For Mathieu Weill, Afnic CEO, "Afnic's mission is to support the French Internet community so that it plays a leading role at the global level. As the technical partner for the .ovh project, I am delighted that Afnic is backing the development of a French leader on the European market."
Afnic (the French acronym for "Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération" i.e. the French Network Information Centre), is a non-profit association created in 1997. Appointed by the State to manage domain names under the .fr TLD, it promotes use of the namespace by entrepreneurs and individuals. As the incumbent manager of the .fr TLD with more than 2.9 million domain names in the .fr namespace to date, it is also positioned as a provider of technical solutions and registry services: it currently manages 14 projects for new gTLDs, including .paris and .bzh. Afnic is located in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, where its staff of 80 works for the common good of the French Internet.
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