First dot-London web addresses go live

First dot-London web addresses go live

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10793813/First-dot-London-web-addresses-go-live.html
The Telegraph

April 29, 2014 Businesses in the capital will be able to reserve a .London web address from today.

The much-anticipated web extension, .London will open for registrations today, giving brands, businesses and charities the opportunity to associate their name with the iconic city brand.

More than 100,000 firms have already registered their interest, and today marks the start of a three-month period during which Londoners will be given priority in reserving a new .London web address. Trademark holders will also be given priority during the period.

The London Symphony Orchestra, West Ham United Football Club, Fortnum and Mason, Meantime Brewery, Metro Bank and TechHub are among the first companies to launch websites using the new domain.

"The arrival of .London is a major milestone in the long history of the UK's capital, building a new home for the city online," said Jan Corstens, worldwide project partner at ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse and Partner at Deloitte.

"With a whole host of new web extensions currently launching on the Internet, .London is certainly one of the most anticipated arrivals – where businesses, organisations and individuals who want to associate themselves more closely with London online will soon have the opportunity to do so."

"Be it a small London café or one of the capital's prominent sports clubs, a dot London web address offers a stronger online connection to the London community surfing the web."

The arrival of .London is part of a huge expansion of the internet which will see ICANN, the global internet body, release more than 1,000 new internet domains as alternatives to .com, .org and .net. It has been hailed as the biggest change to the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web.

The Dot London registry is a subsidiary of London & Partners, the Mayor's official promotional organisation for London.

Dot London is working with CentralNic internet registry service to distribute .London addresses via the website: www.buydomains.london. The price for a .London domain name starts at £49.95.

"We want Dot London to become the Internet address of choice for businesses and individuals with a connection to the capital," said Alex Kinchin-Smith, director of Dot London, "so it is important for us to be working with CentralNic which is based here in London and understands the benefits a Dot London domain name can bring."

Dot London web Addresses go Live

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Delhi Daily News

April 29, 2014 Businesses, brands, charities and organizations will now have the opportunity to get the desired .London web address from today.

More than 100,000 companies have already shown their interest by registering to obtain a .London web address.

This would mark the beginning of a 3-month period during which natives of London will be given priority. Moreover, trademark holders will also be able to get the coveted web address during the three month period.

West Ham United Football Club, TechHub, London Symphony Orchestra, Meantime Brewery, and Fortnum and Mason are among the first organizations to create and launch their websites utilizing the new web domain.

Jan Corstens, who is the worldwide project partner at ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse and Partner at Deloitte, said "The arrival of .London is a major milestone in the long history of the UK's capital, building a new home for the city online. Be it a small London cafe or one of the capital's prominent sports clubs, a dot London web address offers a stronger online connection to the London community surfing the web."

The introduction of .London is considered an expansion of the internet world, which will see the worldwide internet body ICANN, introduce several new web addresses as alternatives to .org, .com and .org.

The new web domain is a part of London & Partners, the Mayor's promotional association for London. Dot London is closely working with CentralNic Group in order to distribute .London addressed through the website: www.buydomains.london.

Alex Kinchin-Smith, who is the director of Dot London, said "We want Dot London to become the Internet address of choice for businesses and individuals with a connection to the capital, so it is important for us to be working with CentralNic which is based here in London and understands the benefits a Dot London domain name can bring."

CentralNic partners with Dot London

http://www.stockmarketwire.com/article/4800057/CentralNic-partners-with-Dot-London.html
Stock Market Wire

April 29, 2014 CentralNic Group has announced a partnership with Dot London and the launch of the new website specifically for the registration of Dot London '.london' domain names - www.buydomains.london.

Dot London director Alex Kinchin-Smith said, "We are delighted to be working with CentralNic as one of the premier partners in Dot London and to make .London domains available through CentralNic's dedicated Dot London site buydomains.london. We want Dot London to become the internet address of choice for businesses and individuals with a connection to the capital. It is therefore important for us to be working with CentralNic as the Company is based here in London and understands the benefits a Dot London domain name can bring." CentralNic chief executive Ben Crawford added: "As a business founded in London 19 years ago and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, CentralNic is delighted to be playing a role in launching Dot London domains".

Dot London domain launches for city's businesses to stake claim

http://www.cityam.com/article/1398732871/dot-london-domain-launches-city-s-businesses-stake-claim
CITY.A.M

April 29, 2014 LONDON'S own dedicated web address .London launches today at 4pm when registration for the new domain name opens for Londoners.

From today the first .London websites will start to go live, marking the start of a three month period during which London's businesses and individuals with registered trademarks can buy .London domains before anyone else.

"We want Dot London to become the internet address of choice for businesses and individuals with a connection to the capital," said Alex Kinchin-Smith, director of Dot London, the not-for-profit group set up to promote the new domain.

"Up until now a domain name has been able to show that you're located in England or somewhere in the UK, but not actually in London," Ben Crawford, chief executive of domain registrar CentralNic, told City A.M.

"It'll help search engines and customers to be able to distinguish which suppliers to choose."

Today's launch comes as part of a wave of over 1,700 new top-level domains, such as .ninja and .flowers, being unleashed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – the body that maintains domain names.

"With a whole host of new web extensions currently launching on the internet, .London is certainly one of the most anticipated arrivals – where businesses, organisations and individuals who want to associate themselves more closely with London online will soon have the opportunity to do so," said Deloitte partner Jan Corstens.

Coverage of this story can also be found on:

CentralNic Group plc Partners with Dot London
http://www.investegate.co.uk/centralnic-group-plc--cnic-/rns/centralnic-group-plc-partners-with-dot-london/201404290700187147F/

Investegate

CentralNic partners with Dot London
http://www.iii.co.uk/stockmarketwire/162890/centralnic-partners-dot-london

Interactive Investor

CentralNic Group readies two web sites for .london & .build launch
http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68026/centralnic-group-readies-two-web-sites-for-london-build-launch-68026.html

Proactive Investors

CentralNic Group PLC London businesses get your .London Domain now
http://www.directorstalk.com/centralnic-group-plc-london-businesses-get-your-london-domain-now/

Directors Talk

CentralNic Launches New Sites To Register Domains for .London, .Build
http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/AN_1398764268246587500/centralnic-launches-new-sites-to-register-domains-for-london-build.aspx

Morning Star

CentralNic plc: Partnerships with .london and .Build
http://www.newsgtlds.com/2014/04/centralnic-plc-partnerships-with-london.html

New gTLDs

CentralNic Launches New Sites To Register Domains For .London, .Build
http://www.lse.co.uk/AllNews.asp?code=69ic5t2q&headline=CentralNic_Launches_New_Sites_To_Register_Domains_For_London_Build

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