Get your own Top Level Domains! (Paris)
by Etienne Wery
So far, Top Level Domains were either national (.be, .fr, etc.) or generic (.com, .net, .org, etc) and were managed by a registry. As a private company or a public body, you only had access to the second level (for example myname.com or mytrademark.fr.
This will all change!
Starting in January, 2012, and for a limited period of three months, the international organization in charge of domain names (ICANN) will allow a limited number of companies and public bodies to register their own personal gTLD and manage it.
Nearly any term, in any language, could become a valid new personal gTLD: not only trademarks, but also most generic terms, as well as geographical terms.
This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity: it will start on January, 12, 2012 and it will end on April, 12, 2012. The next slot in not expected before 5 to 10 years.