According to the MontrealGazette.com, the city of Montreal seems to be the next city expressing Interest in applying for its own new gTLD, of .MTL
“It’s an interesting possibility for Montreal,” said city councillor Harout Chitilian, the vice chairperson of the city executive committee.
“We have to be creative to promote Montreal, and it’s a tool that we’ll take a serious look at.”
But that gives Montreal time to plan a .mtl initiative, if and when an opportunity comes around again.
A city domain name would allow local businesses, for example, to create a website address like: company.mtl.
It’s a potential revenue-generator for the city given that businesses, organizations and individuals pay for their Internet domain names.
Chitilian said Montreal would also seek a private partner to pony up the cash to register a city domain name if the project is deemed viable.
The only geographic region to apply for a new gTLD is .Quebec.
Personally we would not expect to see a second round opened up for applications until 2016 at the earliest and probably not until 2017.