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Berlin May Get Its Own Domain

A German entrepreneur sometime next year hopes he will be able to boast, "Ich bin ein dot-Berliner."

The businessman, Dirk Krischenowski, is bidding to make his city the first in the world with its own domain name: .berlin. Berlin's businesses and citizens will flock to the domain because millions of people regard the hip European city as a part of their identities, he believes.

Read full story: Wired News

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Re: Berlin May Get Its Own Domain Dirk Krischenowski  –  Jan 02, 2006 1:18 AM PDT

The article in WIRED wasn't exact when highlighting some of the topics.

First of all dotBERLIN is not driven by a single business man, the management team meanwhile consists of five people, all with expertise and a background in the IT and domain business. Our business partners are CORE (Back-End Registry and consulting), the Ex-PWC lawyers, and others.

Secondly the application for .berlin is based on a partnership company whose members are organisations and individuals from administration, business, science, welfare, culture, sports and the civil society. These members are associations, councils, chambers, societies, foundations, companies, other organisations, and individual citizens from locations with the name Berlin. They are the sponsoring community of the .berlin TLD and will be owner of .berlin after its approval by ICANN.

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