|[April 16, 2014]
New .KIM domain goes live, celebrating the first family of the Internet
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Global registry services provider Afilias
today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date
of the .KIM generic top-level domain (gTLD).
While Internet addresses have previously marked you as commercial or
informational, you've never been able to say, "We're all part of the
same family." That's why .KIM is unique. A .KIM domain lets you proclaim
your membership in the first family of the Internet: the KIM family!
"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. The .KIM domain is also unrestricted, meaning a .KIM Web address is
available to be registered by anyone, anywhere in the world.
As a first name, Kim is used by women and men. According to U.S. Census
data, over 1.1 million Americans have a first name that is a variant of
Kim (96 percent of them are female, including the most-searched Kim: Kim
"We are pleased to introduce the .KIM domain for Kims everywhere!" said
Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and CMO, Afilias. "Whether your
first or last name is Kim, you are one of millions who can finally have
an Internet presence that features your name to the right of the dot.
This historic launch enables Kims everywhere to celebrate their rightful
place as the first family of the Internet."
.KIM domains can be registered for up to 10 years at a time. Many
registrars offer site building, email and ther services along with .KIM
domains to make your online presence work exactly as you envision it.
The .KIM general availability period opens at 16:00:00 UTC on April 17,
2014. Learn more and find a registrar for your .KIM domain at http://kim.afilias.info.
And join .KIM on social media:
Twitter (News - Alert): @dotKIMdomain
Facebook (News - Alert): dotKIM
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
registry services, Managed
DNS and mobile
Web services like goMobi®
For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.
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