The city of Paris released today the names of 100 Pioneers (Les pionniers ambassadeurs) for the new gTLD .Paris.
For 6 months, these Pioneers will be the only ones using .Paris domain names, and will participate in all events around the launch of .Paris.
The 100 pioneers were selected by a Jury which used several criteria mentioned in the call for proposals Pioneers :
• The candidate must have an original project.
A pioneer can not simply propose a redirection of its .Paris domain name to a .fr or existing com. It can be used to move its .Fr or .Com domain to a .Paris, but ideally the best project is to create a new site or a new service with the difficulty of convincing the jury on the quality and ability to produce a new project in time.
• The significance of the proposed vis- à-vis the overall .Paris project.
The candidate must demonstrate and explain how the project inserted in the industry, is emblematic or exemplary for Paris, what its symbolic contribution in the construction of this new digital territory.
• The economic contribution can be in cash (with a minimum varies according to the category selected ) and in kind including communication actions to further increase awareness of the project .Paris candidate and the overall project .
So here are the winners some of the winner and the first 100 .Paris domain names. You can see the whole list with more information here.
TourEiffel.Paris Awarded To The Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE)
Metro.Paris Awarded to RATP
Airports.Paris Awarded to Aéroports de Paris
Merci.Paris Awarded to MERCI SAS
m.paris Awarded to Mails en @m.paris
Dsworld.Paris Awarded to CITROEN
Spotteo.Paris PagesJaunes SoLocal
BercyArena.Paris Awarded to Bercy
Delsey.Paris Awarded to DELSEY Paris
Lageode.Paris Awarded to La Géode
Havasparis.Paris Awarded to Havas
Fauchon.Paris awarded to FAUCHON
Sodexo-prestige.Paris Awarded to SODEXO Prestige
Peterandmaywalk.Paris Awarded to Peter and May Walk
Randpalais.Paris Awarded to RMN Grand Palais
Reservation-hotels.paris Awarded to OTCP