Here is short interview from James Trevino that is the Founder/President/CEO of .VEGAS New gTLd. The interview first appeared in the .vegas official website.
What drew me to the domain name field:
A venture investment that paid off in 1999.
Why I love what I do:
Everything. I could never tell the difference between work and vacation. I have met and become friends with heads of state, famous actors and cab drivers in countries all over the world.
What should people know about .Vegas?
It will change the virtual landscape of Las Vegas in unimaginable ways. Many new businesses will be created. Vegas will be one of the most popular cities on the Internet in the next 10 years.
My .Vegas domain would be…
It depends on what I was trying to accomplish. For example:
-If I wanted to influence the political process I would pick something like www.politics.vegas .
-If I wanted a pure business play it would be something like www.hotels.vegas.
-If I wanted it to do something philanthropic it would be something like www.schools.vegas.
A fact about me:
I am a voracious reader. I read at least five books a month on every imaginable subject from biographies to science to poetry to accounting. I have been doing this consistently for the past 35 years. I love to walk. It gives me time to think. I walk 5 to 15 miles a day especially when I am visiting foreign cities. I love the outdoors. I have a place in Kalispell Montana. I spend as much time as I can in the woods or visiting Glacier National Park.
I read elsewhere about the las vegas chamber of commerce also being involved in the process?
Also saw this, After sunrise period is a 30-day period during which local Las Vegas companies can register their .Vegas
Can someone verify all the above in full detail and how do they really classify a local las vegas company? Is it brick and mortar only or could they have an existing online presence?
Bet he wanted to curl up in the fetal position when the well-meaning Mayor of Las Vegas mistakenly referred to his gtld as “Vegas.Com” at the NamesCon convention.
Owch, that just had to hurt. Sorry I wasn’t there to see the looks on their faces, but I believe that this unintentional slipup was an early indication of why the gtld’s are all going to fail.