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{{TLD|
 
|logo  = Dotparis.JPG‎
 
|logo  = Dotparis.JPG‎
|status = proposed
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|status = Delegated
 
|manager  = [[Ville de Paris]] (City of Paris)
 
|manager  = [[Ville de Paris]] (City of Paris)
 
|country  = France
 
|country  = France
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|registryprovider  = [[AFNIC]]-[[CORE]] Partnership
 
|registryprovider  = [[AFNIC]]-[[CORE]] Partnership
 
|registrations  =  
 
|registrations  =  
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|date  = 19 April 2014
|type  = [[GeoTLD|geographical gTLD]]
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|type  = [[GeoTLD]]/[[Community TLD]]
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|priority = 200
 
|community  =  
 
|community  =  
|keypeople  = [[Bertrand Delanoë]], Mayor of Paris <br> Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris
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'''paris''' is a new [[GeoTLD|geographical gTLD]] proposal from [[Ville de Paris]] (City of Paris) to [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD expansion program]] to serve as a dedicated online space for Paris and promote its businesses, culture and tourism. The .paris TLD initiative was first initiated in 2007 by [[Sébastien Bachollet]], a French citizen and a member of the [[ICANN Board]]. <ref>[http://www.domainesinfo.fr/extension/1200/paris-le-paris-un-vrai-projet.php The .Paris A Real Project]</ref>
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'''.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.<ref name="delegation">[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 30 May 2014</ref>
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==Background==
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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.<ref>[http://www.domainesinfo.fr/extension/1200/paris-le-paris-un-vrai-projet.php The .Paris A Real Project]. DomainesInfo.</ref>
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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.<ref>[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.</ref><ref>[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.</ref><ref>[http://www.soutenonspointparis.fr/content/cest-quoi-le-paris Cest Quoi Le Paris]. Soutenonspointparis.fr</ref>
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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. <ref>[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.</ref> <ref>[http://www.corenic.org/about_core.htm About CORE]. CORE.</ref>
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===Community Application===
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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.<ref>Application 1-1087-47153. Retrieved 23 November 2012</ref>
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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 [http://www.soutenonspointparis.fr/content/cest-quoi-le-paris '''website'''] and a PR and commnunications campaign to encourage the Parisian community to support the project. <ref>[http://www.stephanevangelder.com/categories/37-New-TLDs/P3.html Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë and Deputy Mayor Jean-Louis Missika launch .PARIS]</ref> <ref>[http://www.stephanevangelder.com/categories/37-New-TLDs/P3.html DotParis official website now open]</ref>
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==Contract Signed==
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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.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 03 Feb 2014</ref>
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Following the launching of the .paris project, the City of Paris selected the partnership of [[AFNIC]]-[[CORE]] to provide technical support for the .paris TLD application to ensure its approval from ICANN. AFNIC is a non-profit organization serving as registry operator for [[.fr]] (France) country code top level domain name ([[ccTLD]]) and several French territories including [[.re]] (Reunion Island), [[.yt]] (Mayotte), [[.wf]] (Wallis and Futuna), [[.tf]] (French Southern Territories) and [[.pm]] (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon). On the other hand, CORE is a Swiss-based non-profit organization offering registrar services accredited by ICANN. <ref>[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]</ref> <ref>[http://www.corenic.org/about_core.htm About CORE]</ref>
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==Delegation and Availability==
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.paris was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on 19 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref name="delegation"></ref>
    
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|paris]]

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