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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Active |manager = |country = |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider =[[Afilias]] |registrations = |date = 23 January 2014 |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Culture New gTLDs|Culture]] |community = |priority = 478 - [[Afilias]] |keypeople = }} '''.kim''' is an active [[gTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. The [[Registry]] and manager of the TLD is [[Afilias]].[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/viewstatus Kim Status, ICANN.org] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 23 January 2014.[http://domainincite.com/15628-ten-more-new-gtlds-go-live Ten More New gTLDs Go Live, DomainIncite] Retrieved 03 Apr 2015 ==Application Details== The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18: "The .KIM will be the personal domain name of choice for individuals and families with the surname Kim. It will provide a permanent and portable online identity. There are more than 100,000,000 people in the world with the surname Kim. The name Kim is the most common family name in Korea, representing 20% of all names. (source: http:⁄⁄www. ancestry.com⁄name-origin?surname=kim). The name is also popular outside of Asia, with over 540,000 in the United States (source: US Census Data) . In today’s marketplace, individuals predominantly have online identities at the third level, for example, KimBae@gmail.com, through an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Those individuals looking for their exact name or a variation of their family name represent the target market for the .KIM TLD. Given the statistics above, we are conservatively forecasting 20,000 Domains Under Management (DUMs) by the third year of operation. Our financial responses #45 through #50 go into detail on our funding, cost and revenue projections. .KIM will be an open TLD, generally available to all registrants (except in the Sunrise period). In general, domains will be offered for periods of one to ten years, but no greater than ten years. Initial registrations made in the Sunrise period may have a minimum number of years required. For example, there may be a policy that all Sunrise names must be registered for an initial term of at least five years. There are no content or use restrictions for this TLD."[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1833 Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org] Retrieved 17 Feb 2013 ==Contract Signed== On 23 September 2013, [[Afilias]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .kim after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 09 Oct 2013 ==Delegation and Availability== .kim was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on January 23, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Culture New gTLDs|kim]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|kim]]

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.kim Registrar Details

.KIM Domain Name
Afilias plc
4th Floor, International House, 3 Harbourmaster Pl., IFSC
Dublin, D01 K8F1
+ 35318541100
+ 35317918569
//www.afilias.info/contact us
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