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.paris is a top-level domain for the city of Paris, France. It was introduced in June 2008 by ICANN, and the first 100 ".paris" web addresses were assigned in mid-2014. It became accessible to the general public on December 2, 2014.
{{TLD| |logo = Dotparis.JPG‎ |status = Delegated |manager = [[Ville de Paris]] (City of Paris) |country = France |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider = [[AFNIC]]-[[CORE]] Partnership |registrations = |date = 19 April 2014 |type = [[GeoTLD]]/[[Community TLD]] |priority = 200 |community = |keypeople = }} '''.paris''' is a delegated [[GeoTLD]] managed by [[Ville de Paris]] (City of Paris) in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD expansion program]]. It will serve as a dedicated online space for Paris to promote its businesses, culture and tourism. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 19 April 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 30 May 2014 ==Background== The .paris TLD initiative was developed in 2007 by [[Sébastien Bachollet]], a French citizen and a member of the [[ICANN Board]], and other French ICANN regulars.[http://www.domainesinfo.fr/extension/1200/paris-le-paris-un-vrai-projet.php The .Paris A Real Project]. DomainesInfo. The City of Paris announced its plan to apply for the .paris TLD in June 2008. [[INDOM]] served as consultant for the .paris project, which was launched by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë and Deputy Mayor Jean-Louis Missika in 2009. They also launched a website and a PR and communications campaign to encourage the Parisian community to support the project.[http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/294-Paris-Mayor-Bertrand-Delano-and-Deputy-Mayor-Jean-Louis-Missika-launch-.PARIS.html Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë and Deputy Mayor Jean-Louis Missika launch .PARIS]. New gTLDS, Stephane Van Gelder. Published 2009 December 10.[http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/293-DotParis-official-website-now-open.html DotParis official website now open]. New gTLDS, Stephane Van Gelder. Published 2009 December 9.[http://www.soutenonspointparis.fr/content/cest-quoi-le-paris Cest Quoi Le Paris]. Soutenonspointparis.fr Following the launching of the .paris project, the City of Paris selected [[AFNIC]] & [[CORE]] to provide technical support for the .paris TLD application to ensure its approval by ICANN. AFNIC is a non-profit organization serving as the registry operator for France's [[ccTLD|country code top level domain name]] ([[.fr]]) and several French territories including [[.re]] (Reunion Island), [[.yt]] (Mayotte), [[.wf]] (Wallis and Futuna), [[.tf]] (French Southern Territories) and [[.pm]] (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon). CORE is a Swiss-based non-profit organization offering registrar services accredited by ICANN. [http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/2762/show/afnic-core-chosen-by-the-ville-de-paris-to-manage-the-paris-extension.html AFNIC/CORE chosen by the Ville de Paris to manage the .paris extension]. Afnic. Published 2009 October 2. [http://www.corenic.org/about_core.htm About CORE]. CORE. ===Community Application=== The application is a [[Community TLD|Community Priority Application]]. The community has been defined in conjunction with the city to include only those individuals and entities that have a verifiable presence or connection to the city of Paris. Registration will require verification of one of the following: their residence or second home, office or place of business, a branch or permanent establishment in the City of Paris, or; a contact listed in the Whois database with a domicile in the City of Paris, or; other appropriate proof e.g. the certification by an employer to enroll at a school or college, or birth certificate.Application 1-1087-47153. Retrieved 23 November 2012 ==Contract Signed== On 30 January 2014 [[Ville de Paris]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .paris after passing all the required processes needed to become a [[Registry Operator]] for the string.[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 03 Feb 2014 ==Delegation and Availability== .paris was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on 19 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|paris]]

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Registrar Details

PARIS Domain Name
Jean Philippe Cl?ment
City of Paris
Place de l'H?tel de Ville
PARIS, ?le de France 75004
Registry Website