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  • .paris

    .paris, the new Paris website address

    .paris, here we go!  



    Since June 4th 2014, 100 ambassadors have been the trailblazers of .paris: during six months, these brands, institutions, associations, businesses, start-ups, bloggers selected by the City of Paris will be using their .paris web address exclusively.



    December 2, 2014, all those who love Paris will be able to get their own .paris domain name!

    Anyone with a geographic, cultural or emotional link with Paris can apply for a domain name under the .paris extension through an accredited registrar .



    A new page in the history of Paris is being written.



    Join the ambassadors in the conquest of this new 100% Parisian digital territory!

  • 100 ambassadors open the way of the .paris

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News

.paris: the most affordable address in Paris

2 Dec 2014

Looking for a typically Parisian address at an affordable price? .paris is the new Parisian top-level domain (TLD) which provides […]

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(Français) Plus de 1600 marques et entreprises ont réservé leur nom de domaine en .paris !

12 Nov 2014

Sorry, this entry is only available in Français.

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Les premiers sites en .paris sont là !

5 Jun 2014

      On connaissait déjà .com l’international, .fr le local, .net le gentil, .uk le voisin ou .biz le […]

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On June 4th the Eiffel Tower will fly the colours of the .paris project!

2 Jun 2014

On the night of the 4th of June, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, will launch the celebrations to mark the […]

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The first .paris websites are…

1 Jun 2014

Many of you responded to the call for projects to be one of the first to adopt a .paris website. […]

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Paris is innovation

Paris is a heritage which is forward-looking and constantly evolving. .paris offers a new territory for this dynamic. innovation.paris, fibreoptique.paris, laser.paris.
.paris also provides an original link between a digital location and a geographical location.

Our clients are our neighbours

Make the geographical location a key element of the brand image, and offer services which encourage “living together” and which demonstrate local commitment.

Regionalising industries

Boosting enterprises, their ecosystems and their activities on websites, for example: artisanat.paris, plombiers.paris

Paris, a showcase for business activity

Providing a service on .paris means benefitting from Paris’ image by sharing your own vision of the city and Parisians.

Local commitment is essential!

Introduce and mobilise other citizens for local causes using website addresses such as: Patrimoine4e.paris, sauvonsgarelisch.paris

Easy to share activities and organisations

Very simple management of websites for organisations on websites such as bebenageur13e.Paris, rugbyclubvillette.paris or unicef.paris

What I want to do in Paris, as simple as a website address

Find activities and key interests easily with librairies.paris, monuments.paris or toureiffel.paris

Paris means art de vivre, cultural heritage and luxury

In the world of gastronomy, fashion, and culture, major institutions and brands are automatically associated with Paris.
Why not you? Reveal your Parisian DNA.

I’m Parisian and proud

A Belleville neighbourhood blog and its address are intuitive and easy to remember: monbelleville.paris. Personal email addresses such as dominique@durand.paris can be shared on forums and with correspondents from around the world.

In Paris I can find what I’m looking for!

Access to information about a certain place, nearby services and stores from your smartphone.
I know that I’m on a website dedicated to Paris. 

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.Paris
For whom ?

Everyone can apply for a .paris domain!

3 septembre 2014

After the opening of .paris to the first 100 ambassadors on June 4 2014, the launch of .paris enters a new phase called "Sunrise". This phase allows the holders of a registered trademark (national, community or international and registered in the TMCH database) to reserve their own .paris domain name, starting 9 September 2014.

Beyond the trademark holders, all public services, public authorities and companies in the Greater Paris Area can also reserve their own .paris domain name. Registry policies

Registration is also opened to anyone interested. However domain names requested in this category will yield priority to the trademarks and other claimed rights.

The City of Paris does not sell domain names directly. A request can only be made with .paris accredited registrars. Here is the regularly updated list of the accredited registrars :

Here is the regularly updated list of the accredited registrars :

buy your .paris

On December 2, 2014, .Paris will be opened to everyone.

At the general opening, on December 2nd 2014, the rule of "first come, first served" will apply. The City of Paris will then sell a .paris domain name for 29€ for one year.
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Ambassadors
.paris

There are 100 websites

Selected by the city of Paris based on the quality of their digital project, the ambassadors are paving the way to the .paris era. Discover their websites while you wait to get a bit of Paris for yourself at the end of 2014!

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FAQ/Glossary

What steps are required to file a domain name?

Filing a domain name is not done directly with the city of Paris, but with one of theregistrars accredited for the .paris. Most of them have an online form that provides the information you need to register your domain name. This service is fee-paying and the Registrar is freely to set the rate. For each application, the city of Paris invoices a fee to the Registrar.

The accredited registrars for .paris is available here:

Who is eligible to a .PARIS name ? Is there specific eligibility requirements ?

.PARIS is for all parties with economic ties to the City of Paris and all of the City’s admirers. Geographicaly, .PARIS included the greater Paris area (Grand Paris, Ile-de-France administrative region, …).
Any third party with an address in the area, or wishing to display an attachment to the area can register a .PARIS domain.
This attachment in good faith do not required specific documentation. However, it will be monitored regularly to avoid unauthorized uses by the registry policies of .PARIS domains.

Who sells .PARIS domains ? which validates requests for .PARIS domain names ?

It is possible to register domain names in .paris, as with any other TLD, through accredited registrars.

List of the accredited registrars for .paris: (insérer le lien)

The City of Paris, with its partners (AFNIC and CORE) will be the registry for .PARIS, that is : it will keep the .PARIS DNS zone current with registrations, define the registration policy and set the pricing terms on which registrars will build their offering.

How much does a .PARIS domain cost ?

In compliance with rules applicable to new gTLDs, as defined by ICANN, the City of Paris will not sell .PARIS domain names directly. This will be done through accredited registars, which are intermediaries specialized in the distribution of domain names.

The City of Paris sells .paris domain name to Registrars at 29 euros HT in the general opening.

Domain names are then sold by registrars holders. The price depends to the related services.
It is for this reason that the rates can vary from registrar to another.

Prospective registrants of .PARIS domain names will need to choose the registrar that is the most suitable to their needs.

When will general availability of .PARIS domain name begin ?

At the general opening, on December 2nd 2014, the rule of “first come, first served” will apply.
People who wants a .paris domain names have to register domain names in .paris, as with any other TLD, through accredited registrars.
Registrars list:

I have chosen a domain name, how can I check that it has not already been filed?

To verify that the domain name you have chosen has not already been filed, use the Whois service http://whois.nic.paris/

Why register a .PARIS domaine name ?

“Paris” is not just one of the universally recognized brands and an immediate benefit to anyone associating with the image of the City of Paris.

The new digital territory of Paris (.PARIS) actally offers numerous new possibilities. Among these, the two most notable are overall economic development and more specificaly the development of innovative services based on proximity.

In terms of economic development, by providing new opportunities for local interests to enhance their visibility online, .PARIS will inherently promote the sucess of local businesses.

More specificaly, .PARIS is a an opportunity for innovative uses of domain names with higher value added than is witnessed on generic domaine names, where cybersquatting and other detrimental uses are frequent.

What is .PARIS ?

The .Paris is the new extension of domain name managed by the City of Paris

On the Internet, the adressing of a server ends with a suffix called a top-level domain (or TLD). The most well known TLDs are .com, .org or .net. These “generic” TLDs are delegated by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), one the governance bodies of the Internet. On May 11, 2013, ICANN has authorized (among others) the application of the City of Paris to operate the new .PARIS TLD.

Why can I not register my domain name directly with AFNIC?

The world organization of the management system of domain names makes a distinction between the technical and administrative management of registries, which has been managed by the city of Paris with partners (Afnic and Core) for the .paris, and the marketing function, attributed to private companies, i.e. the registrars. The latter (i.e. the Registrars) are the exclusive intermediaries between the Registries and the public. As a Registry, the city of Paris is not entitled to receive direct requests from individuals or organizations.

Why Paris launched a pioneer program?

Many objectives for this Phase:
- Develop general awareness of the existence and the launch of .paris.
- Designate from the broadest spectrum of business sectors iconic pioneers and copies of their field could cause other players to position themselves vis-à-vis the .paris especially in the next phase of sunrise.
- Build dynamic and innovative image of this new digital territory

Closely associated with the launch of .paris, the pionneers were partners for the City and were actively involved in making a virtual territory .paris built to serve the general interest, representative of the Parisian community and innovation vector.
The pioneers benefited not only domain with priority on June 4, 2014, and were associated with the communication plan, events, campaigns on municipal urban advertising and other launch operations .

.paris was made of their contribution and they were co-builders.

What is the point of choosing a domain name with the .paris ?

“Paris” is not just one of the universally recognized brands and an immediate benefit to anyone associating with the image of the City of Paris.

The new digital territory of Paris (.PARIS) actally offers numerous new possibilities. Among these, the two most notable are overall economic development and more specificaly the development of innovative services based on proximity.

In terms of economic development, by providing new opportunities for local interests to enhance their visibility online, .PARIS will inherently promote the sucess of local businesses.

More specificaly, .PARIS is a an opportunity for innovative uses of domain names with higher value added than is witnessed on generic domaine names, where cybersquatting and other detrimental uses are frequent.

I represent a French or foreign company / association / national or international institution; what are my rights with regard to filing a domain name under the .paris ?

All companies can register a domain .paris domain name.

All the holders must respect the registrie policies which manage the eligibility criteria and use of the .paris domain names.

The .paris registry policies is available here: http://bienvenue.paris/en/politique-de-registre-du-paris/

I have to choose a registrar; can AFNIC advise me?

No, because the city of Parus has a duty of neutrality with respect to accredited registrars. To help you in your search, a list of registrars is available here:

What were the .PARIS launch phase in 2014.

Phase Pioneers
Selected through a call for proposals open to all from September 2013 to January 2014, 100 pioneers Ambassadors benefit of exclusive activation of 6 months from June 4, 2014. The projects .paris these 100 privileged allow illustrate the existence and the possibilities offered by the Parisian .paris any player regardless of size or industry.

Sunrise Phase – landrush
From September 9 to November 11, a priority registration phase has opened for brands and companies to book their .paris on the basis of their intellectual property rights.

General opening
December 2, 2014 14:00 .paris will be in its final stage and will open at all. Everybody can then register his .paris.

What is the .paris registry policies ?

Registry Policies
Document containing all the rules that govern the .paris extension. In theory, it covers all the administrative, legal, and even technical issues involved in domain names that can be registered under the extension.
To read the registration policy (click here)

I have chosen a domain name, how can I check that it has not already been filed?

To verify that the domain name you have chosen has not already been filed, use the Whois service http://whois.nic.paris/

I have chosen a domain name; what are the checks to be made before filing it?

Registry policies of the .paris require that a certain number of simple rules be respected when choosing a domain name. Before filing it with your registrar, make sure that the name you have chosen:

This includes your domain name:
- Is not a geographical name (Art 2.1.2 of the registration policy)
- Is not a name of public authority and public service. The registration of these domain names is reserved for those public authorities.
- Has not already been registered (check the availability of your domain name http://whois.nic.paris/)
- Conforms to the syntax rules specified in the registraty policies
- Do not part of the list of reserved words.

The registry Policies are available here: http://bienvenue.paris/en/politique-de-registre-du-paris/

What is the difference between the registration and the activation of a domain name?

Registration is the administrative procedure of filing of a domain name with the Registry manager, via a Registrar. It includes the publication of information regarding the domain name in the Whois directory. Activation is a technical procedure which consists in informing the Internet name servers (DNS) so they can translate the domain name into the IP address of an Internet resource (web server, electronic post office, file server, etc.).

How long does it take to register and activate a domain name, respectively?

Subject to validity, registering a domain name under the .paris TLDs is done 24/7 through an automated service provided for the registrars. It takes only a few minutes to register, protect and publish a domain name in the Whois directory. If immediate activation has been requested, on average it is done within the hour following the validation of domain name registration. This process involves a technical check.

I want to become a .PARIS registrar, where can I find the relevant information ?

In compliance with rules applicable to new gTLDs, as defined by ICANN, the two main requirements for becoming a .PARIS registrar are :
1) Be an ICANN accredited registar (see http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/accreditation) and integrate your registration systems with that of .PARIS, as operated by ou technical partner (AFNIC/CORE)
2) sign the .PARIS Registry-Registrar Agreemment

To become a registrar, the accreditation pack: http://bienvenue.paris/#section-registrars

What is a domain name?

Domain name
Proper or generic name or a combination of words used to uniquely identify, but easily remember a resource such as a website or server. Each domain name corresponds to the IP address of the server hosting the resource. This correspondence is ensured by Domain Name Servers (DNS). Used by all the services (web, email, etc.), a domain name consists of a sequence of characters (A through Z, 0 through 9 and the hyphen) and a suffix, the TLD.
Example: bienvenue.paris

What is the Whois?

Whois

Contraction of “who is?” »

Service used to search registry databases for information on a domain name or an IP address These public reference databases publish the names of the physical contacts associated with a domain name or IP address (administrative contact, technical contact, and billing contact where applicable). This administrative “Whois” base is not absolutely necessary for the Internet to function, but is virtually available for all of the extensions. Its management method and the data formats proposed differ considerably depending on the case. It can be used to find and contact the person(s) responsible for a domain name or IP address, including for litigation purposes if necessary.

Example: http://whois.nic.paris/

What is a reserved Term?

Reserved term(s)
Reserved term(s) whose registration and/or allocation are subject to special conditions related to the identity and to the rights of the applicant.

What is a Registry?

Registry
Body (association, company, etc.) in charge of managing the database of domain names for a TLD, or of the IP addresses for a specified region
Examples: AFNIC is the registry for the .fr and .re TLDs; RIPE NCC is the registry for IP addresses in Europe.

What is a Registrant?

Registrant
Entity (association, company, individual, etc.) issuing an application to register a domain name.
To obtain a domain name, a registrant usually applies to a registrar (or ISP) which in turn applies to a registry (database manager), like the city of Paris.

what is a registrar?

Registrar
A registrar is an organisation (ISP, website host, internet service provider, etc.) which registers and hosts domain names as a fee-paying service for the resource managers (referred to as registries) by which the registrar has been accredited.
A registrar is not to be mistaken with a registry

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Contact
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If you have any questions about the new .paris website address, Paris City Hall will personally answer them.

NOW, IT'S YOUR TURN !

"Abuse Point of Contact" Les rapports d'abus doivent être envoyés par mail à l’adresse suivante : abusepointparis@paris.fr
Ou par courrier à : Afnic – Service juridique abus et litiges -1, rue Stephenson – 78181 Montigny le Bretonneux.
Cette adresse vous permet de porter à la connaissance de la Ville de Paris, un nom de domaine présentant un caractère illicite, contraire à l'ordre public ou contraire aux règles d’enregistrement du .paris.

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