The Bangkok Post did a story this morning on Dot Paris and first day registrations exceeding expectations. The Deputy Paris Mayor had stated the city had a goal of 10,000 registrations over the next two years.
From the article:
-Companies and lovers of the City of Lights snapped up 6,600 “.paris” Internet domain names in a mere two hours on Tuesday, far exceeding expectations.Paris is the first French city endowed with its own internet extension, and will receive 40-60 percent of the revenue from those buying it
Deputy Paris Mayor Jean-Louis Missika said the city had a target of selling 10,000 of the domain extensions over the next two years, but now it appears that goal will be largely surpassed.
“We are very happy, it’s a great start,” he told AFP.
The cost of having a .paris at the end of one’s website address starts at 39 euros ($48) for one year, with the city getting 40-60 percent of the revenue.
The domain name allows businesses to associate themselves with a “prestigious brand: Paris”, said Missika.
Read the full story on BangkokPost.com