Why a .paris application?
The .paris initiative is one of the most prominent projects proposed under the new gTLD program currently under development at ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers).
The Paris metropolitan area could substantially benefit from the availability of domain names under a dedicated .paris TLD. For instance, .paris domain names could demonstrate a sense of belonging to the metropolis. They could also contribute to the localization of services. And they may additionaly increase the profile of companies or brands associating their name to that of Paris.
Why mobilize for .paris?
The delegation of a TLD by ICANN can only be granted provided applicants have demonstrated mastery of TLD operations as well as wide support from the community a given TLD is designed to serve.
This is why, after having selected its technical operator, the City of Paris is now launching a campaign aimed at mobilizing actors supportive of the project. This campaign will be kicked-off on December 9th, by the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand DELANOË, and his deputy in charge of Innovation, Jean-Louis MISSIKA, during a reception organized at the City Hall. Invitees include participants to the LeWeb09 event.
Now is the time to mobilize
The campaign headquarters are located at www.SupportDotParis.org where pledges of supports are being registered. Supporters are invited to communicate their ideas and contribute to the initiative by signing their support, disseminating the initiative on social networks, and by taking part in the many events which will be organized throughout the campaign (calls for ideas, calls for projects, meetings with officials…).
Support .paris ! Je signe !
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).