London is a leading world city and a vibrant centre for business, investment, technology, creativity, education and tourism. London is made up of the City of London Corporation and 32 boroughs, has a population of 7,900,500 and is home to 331,540 businesses. London attracts over 100,000 international students from 200 nations to its higher education institutions and welcomes millions of visitors each year.
London is the powerhouse of the UK economy and is Europe’s leading centre for technology. According to a recent report on London?s Digital Economy (GLA, 3 Jan 2012), there are over 23,000 ICT and software companies in London, the highest number of any European city. London hosts a quarter of all British jobs in computer and related activities and 22% of jobs in telecommunications. According to the Experian Business Strategies Regional Planning Service, in 2010 the Gross Value Added of communications companies in London was £7.9 billion.
Now London adds something new to these figures – a unique web address for London. Dot London. A domain name that links the thousands of businesses and millions of people living and working here, with their city. The benefits:
Link yourself with the place you’re proud to live and work in.
Get the domain you’ve always wanted.
Let London and the rest of the world know exactly where you are.
Dot London domains will be on general sale from the 9th September 2014 at midday and we are expecting strong demand.
We’re often asked how the .LONDON domain registration process works.
Until 31st July 2014, .LONDON is in Launch phase. This gives trademark holders and Londoners a priority right.
Here are the 4 priorities, in descending order.
Sunrise – Applicants with a trade mark recorded in the official Trademark Clearing House.
London Priority 1 – Applicants with a London address AND with rights for a matching domain name. Eligible rights are
Registered trademarks effective in the UK
Unregistered trademarks with use in London prior to 1 April 2014
Registered names of companies and charities registered prior to 1 April 2014
Personal (full) Names
London Priority 2 – Applicants with a London address for any domain name
London Priorty 3 – Applicants without a London address for any domain name.
If a right is claimed in a given priority, then the lower rights do not apply. If more than claim is reached in any priority, an auction will be held. Within a given priority (eg London priority 1) there is no particular order of rights – all are deemed equal.
Claims are validated – applicants will be emailed directly by the validation agent (firstname.lastname@example.org) so do not ignore these emails!
ICANN meetings are not only for registrars by any means, registrars play but a very small part in the processes and discussions. Having been to a couple of meetings in the past, I’ve always found them very interesting from an internet governance point of view, and a great counterpoint to the top-down we-know-best processes elsewhere.
Registration and attendance at the meeting is free. However, you are required to pay for your accommodation and meals. Coffee breaks are provided during the meeting and there are often events in the evenings that you can join.