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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.

    You are a company, a public entity, or a trademark holder ? Register your own .paris domain now.

    From September 9th to November 11th 2014 on, anyone with a geographic, cultural or emotional link with Paris can apply for a domain name under the .paris extension through an accredited registrar (check the list of these registrars).

    Applications from trademark holders, companies and public administrations from the Greater Paris Area (Région Île-de-France) will benefit from a priority over other applications. For more information about the registry policies, please click here

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

    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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Everyone can apply for a .paris domain!

3 Sep 2014

Registrations open for trademarks After the opening of .paris to the first 100 ambassadors on June 4 2014, the launch […]

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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

(Français) A quelle date le nom de domaine pionnier sera-t-il activé?

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(Français) Comment et à quelle date procéder à l’enregistrement du nom pionnier?

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(Français) Y a-t-il une date butoir pour signer le contrat pionnier?

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(Français) Ce contrat est il négociable?

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(Français) Quand allons nous recevoir le contrat?

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(Français) Procédure de contestation du nom pionnier: Pourquoi cette procédure?

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(Français) Quand aura lieu la rencontre avec les autres pionniers?

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When can we find a list of the 100 pioneer names ?

The list of the 100 pioneer names is available on the website mondomaine.paris.fr or at http://mondomaine.paris

(Français) Quand connaître t’on les 2 derniers noms de domaine

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(Français) Pourquoi avoir choisi 7 Ambassadeurs? et selon quels critères

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(Français) Y a-t-il une liste d’attente

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(Français) Pourquoi 98 noms sélectionnés? et pas 100?

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(Français) Pourquoi le nom Hotel n’apparait pas dans les pionniers ?

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Have you rejected any ambassador or business applications due to the risk of losing an economic contribution?

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Why not Chanel, Louboutin, Cartier?

The pioneering programme was sent out to major “Luxury” brands such as Chanel, Louboutin, Cartier etc. These big brands struggled to take part in the pioneering programme, due in particular to the fact that they have a very strict management policy in terms of their brand and their image.
They did not wish to be involved and confused with other brands in the communication plan envisaged by the City of Paris for this pioneering programme.

What is the renewal pricing of a pioneer name ?

Renewal pricing of a pioneer name will be that proposed by the selected registrar.

What is the registration duration of a pioneer name ?

Registration of a .PARIS pioneer name is valid for a year and will be renewable by the registrant, through the applicable registrar.

Are there contraints on latest date of activation and minimum duration of use for a pioneer name ?

In its application, a pioneer program applicant presents its project and the content to be served under its targeted .paris name.

The City of Paris will select pioneers based on the description of content provided and its connection to the values the City would like to promote with .PARIS.

Upon activation of pioneer names, each selected pioneer will be expected to deliver the content described in its application.

The content should be available at least until the end of the exclusivity period afforded to pioneers.

The City of Paris intends to support selected pioneers with lauching their project with .PARIS.

Is the expected financial contribution mandatory to participate as a pionneer in each category ?

Yes, the City of Paris expects this criteria to be met.

This is a requirement to be part of this one-in-a-life-time opportunity to be associated with the launch of the City of Paris’ digital territory. If an applicant does not meet this criteria for a given category, she may consider applying on another category.

Several categories have been defined, each with an associated expected financial participation :
- ambassadors (between 50 and 100K EUR)
- business (10K EUR)
- ecosystem (300 EUR)
- parisians (30 EUR)
- generic names under mandate (revenue share)

This contribution will serve the promotion of .PARIS and its launch, therefore benefiting visibility of .PARIS and its pioneers.

There is also the possibility for an applicant to describe in sufficient details what their in-kind contribution could be for the promotion of .paris.

What are you expecting in terms of in kind contribution from a Startup ?

In kind contribution can be off all sorts. In particlar, communciation compagaigns or event including .paris would be relevant. We remain open to suggestions that you deem relevant to your project and beneficial for the promotion of .paris.

What type of application are expected ? Can we apply even if our business is not based in the Paris area ?

.PARIS is a new digital territory open to all admirers of Paris, with a good faith direct or indirect link with Paris. As a consequence, the Pioneer program is open to all interested applicants.
Applications will be analyzed based on criteria details in the documentation. Selection will be maded based on these criteria and relatively to received applications.
This is your opportunity to convince us of your admiration of Paris.

Is there specific requirements for documentation to be provided by an applicant ?

The application form allow for the attachment of all necessary documentation. The applicant is invited to submit all relevant documentation proving the quality of his proposal with regard to the evaluation criteria.
Actual illustrations and added details (content, targeted audiences, plans, etc) will help evaluators understand and measure the quality of proposals.

What will be the added benefits to ambassadors ?

The 20 ambassadors to be selected in the Pioneer program will be given privileged visibility in the communication campaign (street advertisement, events, etc.).

The specifics of these added benefits are presented and discussed with each interested party.

What will be the benefits to Pioneer name program participants ?

Becoming a pioneer of .PARIS means benefiting form the exlusive use of one of the first domains in .PARIS. Indeed, Pionneer names will be the first names activated in .PARIS and they will be the sole name active and visible in .PARIS for 6 month.

Additionnaly, as partners of the building of .PARIS, Pioneers will be given prime visibility in the communication campaign that will be implemented by the City of Paris until general availability. Visibility will be offered though :
- traditionnal billboard ad-campaign on city streets
- story telling on mondomaine.paris.fr website
- events such as the public launch party

Beyond the immediate benefits provided by the pioneer program opportunity, pioneers who will offer specific content or services related to Paris, will not only associate with and benefit from the eternal image of Paris, but they will also take advantage of the proximity effect and reinforce they connection to their audiences.

When should the applicant make the required payment ?

Only selected applicants will be required to make the required payment. This will happen after the close of the call for proposal. Selected applicants will receive all necessary details when applicable.

Is there a limit to the number of application selected in each category ?

The .PARIS Pioneer Program will allow 100 pioneers to benefit from an exclusive .PARIS domain during a 6 month period, while being at the forefront of the communication campaign orchestrated by the City of Paris.

The pioneers will be representative of the City, its inhabitants as well as the values of .PARIS. As a consequence, there will be several categories of pioneers :
- ambassadors
- business
- ecosystem
- parisians
- generic names under mandate

Around 20 pioneers will be selected as ambassadors (public institutions, commercial organisations). For the other categories, no quotas have been defined and we want the program to reflect all these categories.

Selection will primarily be based on how orginal the proposition will be, and how true it will be to the values of proximity, solidarity, lifestyle and innovation.

Where can I find the application form, or the “fact sheet”, or “project fact sheet” ?

The application form is what constitutes this fact shseet or project fact sheet mentionned in the call for proposal document. You can find the application form at : https://teleservices.paris.fr/k10/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page=form

Will pioneer names be allocated with no consideration given to the Trademark Clearing House ?

The City of Paris will select Pionneer names while taking all necessary precautions :
- to prevent intellectual property infringement
- to prevent user confusion

As defined in the documentation of the Pioneer program, one of the eligibility criteria is “compliance with Rights Protection Mechanisms defined by ICANN, including the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH)”.

The City of Paris will work with the TMCH to prevent abuse of names that would be registrered through this mechanism. In addition, the list of selected pionneer names will be made public and subject to objection. Indeed, a specific procedure (Pioneers Challenge Procedure) will allow any third party with a legitimate interest to requet arbitration of its objection againt a pioneer name. In case a selected pioneer name were to be found to conflict with a third-party right, the City of Paris would reject such pioneer name application.

Is the .PARIS Pionneer Program compliant with the RPM Requirements introduced recently by ICANN ?

In its recent decision on new gTLD launch rules, ICANN recognizes :
- the need for registry operator to promote their TLD (the City of Paris for .PARIS), and in doing so the need for allocating (to itself or to third parties) up to 100 domains before sunrise
- the special needs of geographic TLD, such as .PARIS.

Based on this recognition, the City of Paris is currently working the members of the ICANN community, among which in particular other geographic TLD applicants and IP constituants, with a view to finalize rules that would be applicable and appropriate for geographic TLDs, and fit the needs of the .PARIS Pionneers program.

Is the .PARIS Pionneer Program compliant with the RPM Requirements introduced recently by ICANN ?

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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

Another possibility for distributing .PARIS domain names is to become a reseller of a .PARIS Registrar.

Given delays in the new gTLDs roll-out plan at ICANN, .PARIS is not yet in a position to sign Registry-Registrar agreement. However, in the meantime registrars can contact AFNIC/CORE for further details on technical integration : pointparis@afnic.fr

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 ?

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.

What is the origin of this initiative ?

In June 2008, during its meeting in Paris, ICANN announced the launch of its new gTLD program. The City of Paris, through the voice of its Vice Mayor Jean-Louis Missika, immediately committed publicly to apply for the operation of its .PARIS.

In June 2011, after 3 years of international negociations, ICANN annouced the launch of its RFP process for interested parties to submit new gTLD applications.

On may 22, 2012, the City of Paris submitted its application for the operation of .PARIS in partnership with AFNIC (.fr operator) and CORE.

In May 2013, after a year of processing the 1900 submissions, the City of Paris’ application was accepted as one of the first city in the world to have a TLD.

Who will sell .PARIS domains ? Who will validate requests for .PARIS domains ?

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.

Who will be eligible to a .PARIS name ? Will there be 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 will be able to register a .PARIS domain.
This attachment in good faith will required no specific documenation. Howerver, it will be monitored regularly to avoid unauthorized uses by the registry policies of .PARIS domains.

How much will 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.

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

When will the first pionners name be live in .PARIS ?

The final launch schedule of .PARIS is dependent upon ICANN.
Based on the last decisions to date (29/11/2013), we can only work on a tentative plan which will should be then fixed following the signature of the contract between the City of Paris and ICANN (planned for early 2014).

A this stage, activation of the first pionneer names is envionned during the first half of 2014.

When is Launch registration planned, and when will the first Sunrise name be live in .PARIS ?

The launch of .paris began on September 9, 2014 and will run until November 11, 2014.

During this phase, the holders of a registered trademark (national, community or international and registered in the TMCH database) to reserve their own .paris domain name with an accredited registrar.

People who are not holders of the aforementioned rights can also make an application but will not have priority.

The domain names of the launch phase will be activated on December 2, 2014.

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.

What will be the registration price for .PARIS domain names in Sunrise et General Availability phases ?

Under tof the Icann rules, the City of Paris does not sell domain names directly. A request can only be made with .paris accredited registrars.

For information, during the “Sunrise” phase, the City of Paris will sell a domain name to registrars at the single price of 200 €, taxes excluded, for one year.

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€, taxes excluded, to registrars.

Registrars will sell .paris domain names at various prices, depending on the associated technical services.

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

What is a domain name?

A domain name is the translation of an IP address into a string of characters that is easier to remember, such as a proper name, trademark, or a combination of keywords. The domain name is used to access Web sites (e.g. bienvenue.paris) or e-mail addresses (e.g. villedeparis@bienvenue.paris).

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

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.

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/

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.

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 on the website www.bienvenue.paris

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.

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.

When can we find a list of the 100 pioneer names ?

The list of the 100 pioneer names is available on the website mondomaine.paris.fr or at http://mondomaine.paris

Why choose 7 premium Ambassadors? and according to what criteria?

The premium Ambassador category required the candidate to provide a contribution in cash and in kind which was much higher than for the other categories (Business, Ecosystem and Parisians).
The pioneering project was introduced to a large number of companies and major brands.
Not all major brands who heard about this pioneering project were able to take the plunge, especially due to the relatively short deadlines that the call for projects imposed.
The 7 ambassadors selected for the PointParis pioneering programme were the 7 applications which were the most driven by this adventure.

Why were only 100 names selected ?

The pioneering project is an exceptional launch plan which the City of Paris wanted to establish for the pre-launch of the .Paris TLD. This programme was submitted to ICANN for approval and is based on the .paris (the City of Paris)’s register’s capacity to activate a maximum of 100 names before the next launch phases (sunrise and general operning).

What are launch phases for .PARIS in the course 2014?

The final launch schedule of .PARIS is dependent upon ICANN (international organisation in charge of the new gTLD regulations). .paris will benefit from different phases during the year of its launch in 2014.
Pioneer Phase
Chosen as part of a call for projects open to everyone from September 2013 to January 2014, the 100 ambassador pioneers will enjoy an exclusive activation for 6 months, starting on 4th June 2014. These 100 winning .paris projects will exemplify its existence and the possibilities provided by .paris to all Parisian stakeholders, whatever their size or line of business.
Sunrise – landrush Phase
In Autumn 2014, a sunrise and landrush phase will enable brands to reserve their .paris extension based on their trademarks.
In late 2014, the general launch will allow anyone to reserve a .paris domain name.

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