Get Ready for DotQuebec!
Out of the 1930 new TLD (Top Level Domains) applications recieved by ICANN, approximately 66 applications were catgorized as "geographic" in nature. The first of these to pass ICANN's evalution was the "city" based new TLD, ‘.москва’ (‘Moscow’ in English), in April 2014. Other city new TLDs include .Berlin, .Durban, .London, .Nagoya, .NYC, . Tokyo and .Wien. Overall, geographic new TLDs are very popular and are gaining momentum.
Among the more unique geographic new TLDs is the regional new TLD for the Canadian province of Quebec. Quebec is a significant economic player in Canada with a GDP of over $319 billion and a population of eight million people. And with a long and proud history of being a french first region, many locals identify very strongly as being a "Quebecer", and will be interested to promote themselves as such with the new .Quebec geographic TLD. HEXONET expects demand for this new TLD to be very strong during the pre-registration phases and well into its general availability. .Quebec wlll commence its sunrise and landrush phases concurrently on September 2, 2014 with general availbility beginning November 13, 2014.
It is expected that this new TLD will benefit tourism businesses, multinationals networking with clients in the province and companies trying to sell Quebec products. PointQuebec, the not-for profit organization responsible for bringing .Quebec to market says, "The fact that Quebec is a largely French-speaking enclave in the middle of English-speaking North America has created a unique culture whose richness and diversity have been recognized by all, and that deserves its own, singular identity on the Web."
Unique Charactericstic PointQuebec Emphasizes for .Quebec:
- Hockey is our secular religion.
- We invented poutine – nothing cheesy about it.
- Montreal International Jazz Festival – largest jazz festival in the world with more than 2.5 million visitors per year.
- Cirque du Soleil – not just clowning around.
- 350 km of an interconnected underground shopping wonderland protected from the weather.
- Best bagels in the world.
- More than 400 festivals and events every year.
- 32,000 km of maintained snowmobile trails.
- Festival d’été de Québec – greatest entertainers in the world.
Learn more about this exciting geographic TLD by visiting our dedicated landing page at HEXONET .Quebec. You can also pre-register the .Quebec TLD by placing an EOI (Expression of Interest). HEXONET is committed to offering many geographic based new TLDs. Also, with more city TLD launches soon to happen, please keep posted to this blog and our website for the latest news.