Moscow’s Mayor about new gTLDs

On October 24, 2013 Moscow will host the panel of a team aspiring to the new GeoTLDs. The event is to be attended by representatives of the entities which are now busy within the New gTLD program framework integrating over 30 domain names for the world’s cities and regions.

Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow’s Mayor, has sent his address to the panel participants:

Dear Friends!

I extend my cordial greetings to the participants of the Moscow panel for the Association of the Cities Aspiring to the New GeoTLDs.

An efficient presence in the Internet space is becoming a crucial success factor in the era of global digital technologies. It refers equally both to the commercial companies and whole cities. The online technologies are instrumental in implementing most daring and breath-taking projects to emphasize a city’s identity or to reveal the full dimension of its cultural heritage.

As the Russian capital is gaining its top-level domains .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА, this fact will assist in consolidating the city executive branch authorities’ websites, opening up further opportunities for a wide range of Internet users and in promoting successfully the brand of Moscow as an international business and travelling hub.

We acclaim the fact that other metropolitan cities of the world will be getting similar geographic domains. It will help the intellectually curious users based in Moscow, Russia and in many other countries to broaden their horizons and to learn more about the major cities of our planet and about their culture, history and current development.

Dear Friends, I wish you a fruitful communication, successful business contacts and new advances in the work that you are doing.

Sergei S.Sobyanin