.vegas

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Status: Proposed
Manager: Dot Vegas Inc.
Greenspun Corp.
Registry: Dot Vegas Inc.
Registry Backend: Afilias
Type: geographical TLD
Key People
James Trevino, CEO & President Dot Vegas Inc.
Brian Greenspun., Chairman & CEO Greenspun Corp.
nTLDStats
Registrations: 12,871
Parked Domains: 8,643
Parked Domain %: 67.15 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 31 March 2014
General Availability: 15 September 2014

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.vegas is a proposed new geographical TLD to ICANN's new gTLD expansion program by Dot Vegas Inc. to become its registry operator. 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. [1]

The Las Vegas City Government and Dot Vegas Inc. signed a revenue-sharing 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. [2]

Another company known as the Greenspun Corp., operator of Vegas.com is also interested in applying for the .vegas string and questioned the endorsement of the Las Vegas City Council to Dot Vegas Inc. Brian Greenspun., Chairman & CEO Greenspun Corp. said that his company can offer better revenue-sharing agreement. He said, "The city could do better than that at $1 per registrant." [3] 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. [4] Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak believed that Clark County should also earn revenue from the TLD and offered a partnership agreement with the Las Vegas City government to share the revenue but the proposal was rejected by Mayor Oscar Goodman. He encouraged his fellow commissioners from Clark County to support Greenspun's application for the .vegas string. On the other hand, Trevino argued Sisolak's claim. He said, "We believe Las Vegas, the city, is the rightful heir to .Vegas.If Las Vegas didn't exist, what would the Strip be called?" [5]

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