Two calls for proposals have been launched to select the first 100 domain names to use the .paris gTLD. Applicants are invited to register on mondomaine.paris.fr to be among the first 100 to use the .paris gTLD for their website. The calls for proposals represent a unique opportunity for applicants to benefit in advance from the brand image and goodwill represented by the new namespace for the .paris gTLD.
- The first call for proposals will allow applicants to have a domain name corresponding to their business or brand, with conditions appropriate to their status (major corporations, institutions, SMEs, startups, association, blogger, etc.). As well as gaining an exclusive domain name and high visibility, these pioneers will become ambassadors for the .paris gTLD and participate with Paris City Hall in building up recognition for the new namespace.
- The 2nd call for proposals will allow candidates to introduce new intuitive and innovative services using domain names with the .paris gTLD, such as visite.paris or transport.paris.
Applicants have until December 16, 2013 to file their domain name application, which will then be assessed according to various criteria. The first domain names with the .paris gTLD are scheduled go live in the second half of 2014.
The .paris gTLD is one of the 17 gTLD projects backed by Afnic as the technical registry operator.