Difference between revisions of ".vegas"
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'''.vegas''' is a proposed new [[GeoTLD]] to [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD expansion program]].
'''.vegas''' is a proposed new [[GeoTLD
Revision as of 12:38, 26 June 2012
|Registry:||Dot Vegas Inc.|
|Parked Domain %:||67.15 %|
|Delegation:||31 March 2014|
|General Availability:||15 September 2014|
- Dot Vegas Inc. is one of the contenders to serve as registry operator for the domain name string. The company started preparing its application for the .vegas TLD since 2007. Its application with ICANN is supported by the Las Vegas City Council, the City of North Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada Development Authority, and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. 
The Las Vegas City Government Dot Vegas Inc. application with ICANN and signed a revenue-sharing agreement. Based on their agreement, the city will receive $0.75 for every .vegas domain name registered or 10 percent of the company's gross annual revenue per year if ICANN approves its application. James Trevino, CEO & President of Dot Vegas Inc. expects 300,000 to 500,000 domain names will be registered during the first year of operation of the .vegas TLD. 
- Greenspun Corp., operator of Vegas.com is also applying for the .vegas gTLD. Brian Greenspun, Chairman & CEO of the company questioned the endorsement of the Las Vegas City Council to Dot Vegas Inc. aAccording to him, his company can offer better revenue-sharing agreement. He said, the "The city could do better than that at $1 per registrant." 
Greenspun's application is supported by Clark County. The company offered a $1.50 revenue share to the county for every registered domain name or 10 percent of the yearly gross revenue.  Commissioner Steve Sisolak believed that Clark County should also earn revenue from the TLD. He said that he offered a partnership agreement with the Las Vegas City government to share the revenue that will be generated from the TLD but the proposal was rejected by Mayor Oscar Goodman. This prompted him to encourage his fellow commissioners from Clark County to support Greenspun's application for the .vegas string.