02 Feb '14, 7am

.RUHR: First New Geographical TLD Starts

.RUHR: First New Geographical TLD Starts Tweet The Internet became a bit more colorful today, with regiodot GmbH celebrating the launch of the new domain ending .ruhr, the first of the new domain endings with geographical reference to cities or regions. “With the introduction of .ruhr, Germany is at the starting gates for the largest expansion of domain names in the history of the Internet”, said the delighted lawyer Thomas Rickert, Director Names and Numbers at eco – Association of the German Internet Industry. Starting on the 21st January 2014 is the month-long “Sunrise Phase”, during which only the owners of registered trademarks will be able to register Internet addresses with the new ending .ruhr. After this, from the 25th February, there will be a phase for anyone interested from the Ruhr area, and then, from the 27th March 2014, there will be general availability, w...

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