12th August 2014

.PARIS Specifics

Background of .PARIS

NetNames has been given notice that the City of Paris plan to open the .PARIS new registry on the 9th September 2014. The .PARIS gTLD will be supported by AFNIC Registry as the back-end provider. The .PARIS TLD will be a restricted registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise9th September 2014 to 11th November 2014✔
All Priority Categories9th September 2014 to 11th November 2014✔
Landrush (Standard only)9th September 2014 to 11th November 2014✔
General Availability4th December 2014✔

City of PARIS will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders.  Any valid duplicate applications made during the Sunrise period will be resolved by means of an auction after the close of the phase on the 11th November 2014. Sunrise orders can be placed via your NetNames Domain Management Portal or via your Account Manager.  Should you still wish to place any trademarks with the TMCH, please contact your Account Manager.

.PARIS Information

Registration Info

  • The purpose of the .Paris TLD is to serve the city of Paris, to represent, characterize and display all of its cultural, economic and social productions on the Internet.
  • The .Paris TLD is a so-called “community-based” Top Level Domain (TLD). Domain names under these TLDs may only be registered by a limited group of registrants and are subject to special conditions of use. To register (or renew) a .Paris domain name, applicants must in particular substantiate a link with the city of Paris.
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .PARIS will support IDN registrations in French only
  • .PARIS is not eligible for blocking under any Domains Protected Marks List (DPML)
  • Applications made in the Trademark Sunrise phases will incur a one-off Sunrise Access fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable
  • Applications made in the Landrush phase will incur a one-off queue fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable.

New gTLD analysis report

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