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Status: Contract Signed
Registry Provider: AFNIC
Registry: OVH SAS
Registry Backend: AFNIC
Type: Community Brand TLD
Priority #: 827 - OVH SAS
nTLDStats
Registrations: 53,519
Parked Domains: 30,151
Parked Domain %: 56.34 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 19 June 2014
General Availability: 05 May 2015

More Information: 1}}

.ovh is a Community Brand TLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is OVH SAS,[1] which is a French hosting company. It is one of the few open, branded community TLD applications: "Buying a .ovh extension will be an entry-level opportunity for an individual to secure a visible web identity at a lower cost than the current rates. It will represent the occasion for this person to easily take place on the webspace without any financial risk. Additionally, the .ovh extension will be a way for this person to assert his belonging to the OVH IT community and enjoy privileged access to OVH services and forums where a large group of customers already collaborate to provide for mutual assistance. Access conditions to a .ovh domain are completely open, as any OVH customer can acquire one."

Its community of clients comprises "approximately 400,000 members."[2]

Contract Signed

On 16 January 2014 OVH SAS received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .ovh after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[3]

References

  1. Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
  2. Application 1-1074-68417. Retrieved 23 November 2012
  3. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 22 Jan 2014