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'''.paris''' is a new [[GeoTLD]] proposal from that was proposed by [[Ville de Paris]] (City of Paris) to [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD expansion program]] to . 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> ==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.<ref>[http://www.domainesinfo.fr/extension/1200/paris-le-paris-un-vrai-projet.php The .Paris A Real Project]. DomainesInfo.</ref>
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>
==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.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 03 Feb 2014</ref>
 
==Delegation and Availability==
.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==

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