|[February 06, 2014]
Afilias personalizes the Internet with first "family" top-level domain
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Global registry services provider Afilias
today announced the sunrise launch date for the first "family" generic
top-level domain (gTLD): .KIM.
"Afilias is a leader in top-level domain innovation. From the successful
launch of the .INFO domain -�the first and most popular new gTLD ever -
to 'colorful' domains like the forthcoming .RED, .BLUE and .PINK,
Afilias has been a consistent leader in bringing domains to market that
meet unique, untapped needs. The .KIM domain is proof of that," said
Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and CMO, Afilias.
"Kim" is an ancient Korean surname, meaning "gold," and is the most
common Korean last name: more than 10 million individuals�carry the name
Kim. As a first name, Kim is used by women and men. According to U.S.
Census data, over 300,000 Americans have the first name Kim (87 percent
of them are female). The .KIM domain enables Kims from all over the
world to proclaim themselves and their businesses as part of "the first
family of the Internet."
Today begins the 30-day minimum notice period of the Start
Date sunrise for .KIM. rom March 11, 2014 through April 10, 2014,
.KIM domains will be awarded in a "first come, first served" manner;
however, eligibility during this period is limited strictly to trademark
holders whose marks are registered in the Trademark
Beginning April 11, the general availability period opens. From that
point forward, everyone is eligible to register .KIM addresses.
For more information about .KIM prior to launch, please visit kim.afilias.info.
Afilias is the world's second largest domain registry, with more than 20
million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of
top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon�support
hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias' specialized
technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a
wide range of applications, including Internet�domain
Web services like goMobi®
For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.
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