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It is official! New Top Level Domain .HIV Launches!

launch of dot hiv top level domainBeing billed as the ‘digital red ribbon’ – new, top level domains .hiv are launching and we have the first launch partners list!

I am proud to announce that imstilljosh.com has been awarded a ‘special project’ and premium domain to manage — http://PrEP.hiv.  It will be host the LGBT PrEP Guide for HIV Prevention that David Heitz and I launched last year and it will continue to include additional resources on PrEP!  If you haven’t signed the Open Letter on PrEP, please consider it.

If you don’t know about the new top level domains that are releasing this year and next, you are missing out — everything from .sexy, .cool, .agency, to .tax, .hotel, .haus to even my favorite: .hiv!  I have been a Global Advisor (full-disclosure) for dotHIV, the nonprofit putting this all together because it’s something that I think is just simply incredible.

Watch this video if you’re not sure what this is all about. It’ll help better than me trying to explain.

 

WHERE DOES THIS MONEY GO?

dotHIV supports innovative projects that commit themselves to better access to life saving treatment and to projects that use new digital technologies for their work with HIV and AIDS. Our focus is on small, community-based organizations. Local initiatives know best what the needs of their populations are but often lack the resources to do what they need to as effectively as possible. Our initial projects are organizations in Rwanda, United States, Turkey and South Africa. In future, HIV and AIDS organizations worldwide can apply for funds from dotHIV on a regular basis, which will then be voted for by the Internet community at click4life.hiv.dotHIV supports innovative projects that commit themselves to better access to life saving treatment and to projects that use new digital technologies for their work with HIV and AIDS. Our focus is on small, community-based organizations. Local initiatives know best what the needs of their populations are but often lack the resources to do what they need to as effectively as possible. Our initial projects are organizations in Rwanda, United States, Turkey and South Africa. In future, HIV and AIDS organizations worldwide can apply for funds from dotHIV on a regular basis, which will then be voted for by the Internet community at click4life.hiv.

 

WHEN DOES IT START?

On August 26th 2014, .hiv domain names will be available to website owners around the world and subsequently the first .hiv webpages go online. Many other large brands such as Amazon, Instagram, tumblr, LinkedIn, Samsung and BMW have already registered their .hiv domain. A .hiv address is a good example of how to show support on World AIDS Day on 1st December. Non-governmental organizations and non-profits in the field of HIV and AIDS will receive their .hiv address for free.

dotHIV Co-Founders

THE dotHIV Team

Carolin Silbernagl is co-founder of dotHIV and CEO of the TLD dotHIV Registry GmbH. She has a passion to see as many webpages as possible wear their Digital Red Ribbon. For five years she worked in the field of education giving students an understanding of founding and social entrepreneurship before she decided to give it a try herself. Since 2011, she has travelled around the globe four times in order to bring .hiv to life.

Ina von Rosenstiel is Managing Director of the dotHIV charitable organization. She brings many years of experience in the field of development aid and has worked in the field of Global Health on four continents. With dotHIV she wants to promote innovative projects with a long-dated impact, financed in a sustainable way through the sale of domains and thereby independent from governments.

“We came up with the idea about 5 years ago. During the last 3 years, our team has been working very hard to realize our dream of a charitable Top Level Domain. We are proud and full of anticipation to get started. .hiv domains will turn the Internet into a major instrument to reach our ultimate goal: the end of AIDS,” says Carolin Silbernagl, CEO and Co-founder of dotHIV.

Click4Life.HIV

Here is the list of the first .hiv LAUNCH PARTNERS: 

thjnk.hiv
plus.hiv
key-systems.hiv
moniker.hiv
sedo.hiv
hyve.hiv
aidshilfe.hiv
name.hiv
onlinemarketingrockstars.hiv
Seanstrub.hiv
rethinkstudios.hiv
hamburg-leuchtfeuer.hiv
hanseventures.hiv
update-your-life.hiv
jordyn4life.hiv
Michael-Stich-Stiftung.hiv
swipe.hiv
ventylator.hiv
cobblestone.hiv
whatevermobile.hiv
PrEP.hiv (a project of imstilljosh.com)
magazin.hiv
schwul.hiv
Sport.hiv

 

CONGRATS EVERYONE!  And thank you to all the Global Advisors and leadership on making this day finally arrive!  Now, go get your new .hiv website:  http://click4life.hiv 

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