There is no special process needed to register a .BERLIN domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Citizens, companies, and institutions of Berlin
|Registrar name||Registered domains||Share, %|
|PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot||4,206||5.23%|
|Vautron Rechenzentrum AG||926||1.15%|
|EPAG Domainservices GmbH||842||1.05%|
|Ascio Technologies, Inc. Danmark - Filial af Ascio technologies, Inc. USA||796||0.99%|
The .berlin domain name is a new gTLD from Berlin, which can be used by local and regional internet websites. It is the website address for the city of Berlin and its inhabitants.
But it is also an open platform that fosters participation and allows many different types of sites to be developed: personal profiles, blogs, information platforms, or commercial websites.
You can use this domain name to present the flair of the city, report on its developments, and share it with others.
A .berlin web address is great for users in Berlin but also for people who are interested in the city. Because of its geographical location, it's an internet address that many will attempt to type indirectly.
There are many different sites that share information about Berlin, its culture, and its people. But there has not been a domain name for the city to date.
The .berlin web address brings all of these separate sources together, provides them with an association, and offers the opportunity for interested internet users to find their way around in Berlin online.
Every user can have up to 100 .berlin web addresses. Since this is the case, it is possible to either reserve several names for different content or uses them all for a single site. Using an unlimited number of subdomains (for example meinName.berlin) is not allowed.
Anyone who is 16 or over and lives in Berlin, Germany, or the EU may register a .berlin web address for up to ten years.
Companies based outside of Berlin are also eligible to use this new domain name, but they must have the support of a local institution that is based in the city.
Domains registered at nic.berlin is open to all Berliners, regardless of where they live.
There is no reason not to register one. A new identity for your homepage or blog, new visibility on the internet, and many more users will be reached with this new extension.
In addition, there are no requirements that the site uses Berlin-specific contents or be run by a company based in the city. In short: everyone can get involved.
It's an opportunity to be seized, so you should register your web address for .berlin as quickly as possible.
The .berlin extension is ultimately destined for anyone who wishes to present their own online identity on the Berlin market through a short and memorable web address.
You can register a .berlin domain name for your blog or website about Berlin and its culture, as long as you are based in the city.
This way you can immediately underline your relevance and closeness to the topic and place yourself within the local internet community at the same time!
Social media profiles are another possibility - but only if they are based here in Berlin. This is the case for example with 'Berlin-based' fan pages on Facebook, profiles on LinkedIn, or networks on Xing.
You may also register a .berlin web address for your own company if you have an office or place of business here in our city. Just remember that this is possible only if you can provide proof of agreement from your company's management.