Wizishop, French pioneer on the new .SHOP frontier

Wizishop, customer and reseller of domain name registrar Gandi since 2009 and premier e-commerce solution, has been selected to participate in .shop's Pioneer Program.

06 SEPTEMBRE 2016, PARIS, FRANCE.
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Selected by GMO Registry after submitting an application supported by domain name registrar Gandi, Wizishop is entering .SHOP's Pioneer Program. Wizishop is benefitting from an early registration of the domain name wizi.shop ahead of .SHOP's release as well as extra marketing support on the part of GMO Registry in promoting their business.

Since the launch of ICANN's new domain name extensions program (the nTLD program) in 2012, more than 1,000 new top-level domains have been delegated, largely following the same rough release schedule:

  1. A Sunrise phase, priority registration for trademark holders to register their corresponding domain names
  2. A Landrush phase, during which registration is open to the public according to certain conditions (generally at a higher cost)
  3. A GoLive phase, which marks the full release of the TLD to the general public*

The .SHOP TLD, which the registry GMO paid more than $41 million to secure, has followed this general release schedule, with a Sunrise phase starting June 30, 2016. At the same time, the registry launched a "Pioneer Program," for which it selected the French e-commerce company Wizishop to be .SHOP's ambassador in France.

On the one hand, the program allows Wizishop to priority register its .SHOP domain and on the other hand provides Wizishop extra marketing support from GMO and on the other hand it lets GMO Registry associate .SHOP with big players in the e-commerce market.

Gregory Beyrouti, co-founder of Wizishop expressed the company's enthusiasm, saying, "We are very honored that our application, submitted by Gandi, has been approved, and that we will become ambassadors of the .SHOP TLD. We already make use of domain names registered in various TLDs, primarily in geographic extensions, to forward to our various 'product' sites in French, but also in English, Italian and Spanish. What .SHOP allows us to do is to launch wizi.shop as our flagship site, dedicated to the promotion the Wizishop brand."

With more than 850 domain name registrations already, .SHOP is currently the TLD with the greatest number of registrations during the Sunrise phase of the release schedule. The .SHOP TLD is slated to enter the GoLive release phase this September 26. At that point, a .SHOP domain will cost $45.95 per year to register (compare that to $1050.74 per year in the Sunrise phase or $174.60 in Landrush). Pre-registration of .SHOP domains in the GoLive phase, which has already been open since June, is strongly advised.

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* The length of each phase and the registration conditions can vary depending on the registry in question. Certain TLDs are launched without a Landrush phase, others add additional release phases based on geographic or other conditions.


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