.amsterdam domain name is a new namespace for the city of Amsterdam, on the Internet. AMS is the abbreviation of Amsterdam in Dutch, so .AMSTERDAM has two layers of meaning that are connected to the city.
When you register your own address .amsterdam you become part of this network community who share the same passion, and who appreciate all that this city has to offer.
With .amsterdam as a top-level domain name, Amsterdam residents now have their own space on the Internet. Users can visit an individual website with a .amsterdam address and immediately establish a sense of trust by clearly seeing that the website originates from Amsterdam.
Since .amsterdam addresses are simpler and more relevant to visitors than traditional addresses, we expect that .amsterdam sites will be shared and visited more often (and thus generate more visibility) than other websites.
This increased visibility should make .AMSTERDAM is a powerful branding tool for local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
How does .amsterdam benefit Amsterdam?
From a branding perspective, people tend to trust websites that have their city name as part of the web address. Also, there's something special about being able to type your own geo-location into a browser and having it come up as a top result.
In addition, .amsterdam addresses will be easy to remember and more relevant for people who visit Amsterdam.
.amsterdam will also benefit the city's existing online communities that are currently housed on websites with generic names or other city-specific domain names (e.g., .nl, .com).
For example, expats living in Amsterdam now have a place to go to share information, tips, or recommendations with other expats.
Or people who are doing research about Amsterdam can find all the information they need on one website without having to search multiple websites.
And finally, small businesses that use a .amsterdam address will be able to benefit from increased trust and visibility in Google Search.
.amsterdam is the first and only single Top Level Domain with a geo-locality intended for a city or municipality and its surrounding region.
Domain Extension Availablilty and Domain Extension Expiration
Currently, .AMSTERDAM is available for registration on a first come first serve basis.
This means that you can register this domain name at any given moment. Once the domain name has been booked by a certain user, it will be taken out of the market and made available again after one year (i.e., its expiration date is after one year).
Initial registration duration (WHOIS):
- .amsterdam domains are available for registration for a period of 1 year.
Renewal duration (WHOIS):
- .amsterdam Domains are renewable every year.
Transfer duration (WHOIS):
- .amsterdam domains can be transferred after 30 days of initial registration.
Transfers, on the contrary, must be requested within the 30 days following the domain expiration. The transfer will only be effective from the date of request and it may take up to 10 days for us to complete this operation.
- A clear Whois record - Legal contract in order to prove your ownership on a generic domain name.
- Authorization code from your current provider in order to transfer a .amsterdam domain name.