Monthly Archives: May 2014

Want Dot Vegas? Roll Out Begins June 2!

How cool is this?

I think a lot of people will want .vegas! Not to mention what an honor it is for our great city.

Las Vegas will soon take its place among a select group of global destinations with a top-level Internet domain (TLD) designation with the launch of .vegas. Following the recent launches of .berlin and .london, .vegas is the latest of the much-anticipated, city- or geo-specific top-level domains to open for registration. However, unlike .nyc, which is restricted to domain applicants with a proven nexus to the city, .vegas is completely unrestricted, meaning anyone, anywhere in the world may register a web address with a .vegas extension.

The roll out is a four-plus month process that includes three distinct phases beginning June 2, 2014 with a “Sunrise” period and culminating on September 15 when .vegas opens to the global public for general availability.

For more information on the roll out and how to register a .vegas domain name, go to

“When we started this process with the city of Las Vegas, we recognized the significance of making .vegas unrestricted, given the power of the brand and the global reach of the destination,” said Jim Trevino, president and CEO of Dot Vegas, Inc., the owner and operator of .vegas who has been working for more than seven years to bring .vegas to fruition. “Initially, we are making a top priority local businesses and individuals in our community by actively encouraging them to register their .vegas domains which correspond to their trademarks and service marks. They can also join our Founders Program to reserve .vegas domain names before general availability.”

The Founders Program is an opportunity for strategically placed enterprises with particular interest in promoting their Las Vegas brand or services to reserve relevant .vegas domain names before registration is open to the general public. Several local companies and organizations are already on board.

“Producing six different internationally acclaimed shows in Las Vegas, we understand the power of Internet search as a revenue driver, and owning .vegas online addresses makes perfect sense for us to further connect our product to the powerful Las Vegas brand,” said Adam Steck, founder and CEO of SPI Entertainment, whose roster includes Meat Loaf, Boyz II Men, Thunder from Down Under and Human Nature The Motown Show.

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Aids Walk, Success!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the 24th annual AFAN Aids Walk at UNLV! I was honored to host alongside Chris Saldana this year. More than 10,000 came out to support the cause. It was a great morning full of entertainment and fun! Thank you to all the local politicians who came out as well. It really means a lot. The walk raised nearly $440,000!

Thank you, thank you!

Chris Saldana, Jaymes Vaughan, & I
Chris Saldana, Jaymes Vaughan, & I
Chris Saldan, Senator Ruben Kihuen, Larry Edwards, & I
Chris Saldan, Senator Ruben Kihuen, Larry Edwards, & I
Group shot! Great volunteers AFAN board, and supporters!
Group shot! Great volunteers AFAN board, and supporters!