In February 21 in the Parisian offices of the NUMA incubator for start-ups and innovation, the registry contract for the .paris GeoTLD was signed by and between ICANN and Paris City Hall. Mathieu Weill, CEO of Afnic, which has backed the application of the .paris GeoTLD since its inception, presented the role of the association and explained the implications of the project for the Afnic / Core group.
Nearly 150 people – including the first holders of the GeoTLD, partners and elected representatives – attended the event, during which:
- the milestones in the .paris GeoTLD project were recalled, scheduled to open at the end of 2014;
- the ambitions of this new namespace with its international status were explained;
- the names of the first 100 .paris GeoTLD holders to be selected were announced.
As the technical operator for the registry and innovation platform, Afnic is particularly proud to partner with Paris City Hall, and thus provide a new service for the Internet community.
For more information in french, please see http://mondomaine.paris.fr