First three pioneers already known
The first three pioneers are already known. The Municipality of Amsterdam will have the domain name gemeente.amsterdam, TEDx Amsterdam will register tedx.amsterdam and the company ID&T, known for the Sensation parties, will become a pioneer with dance.amsterdam.
.amsterdam follows the example of .london, .newyork and .berlin
The launch of .amsterdam is part of a worldwide trend. Cities such as London, New York and Berlin have already successfully opened up their 'digital territory' to increase the scope for economic growth driven by the internet. The experience of other cities gives cause for optimism that Amsterdam's attractiveness to the creative industry, start-ups and e-commerce will lead to intensive use of the .amsterdam extension.
Priority for brands, governments, companies and people that have ties with Amsterdam
Introduction of the .amsterdam domain will be phased. Brands, governments, companies and people that have ties with Amsterdam will be given priority in the registration of .amsterdam domain names. The introduction period will run until the end of August. Then, from 1 September, anyone will be able to register a .amsterdam domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is behind .amsterdam?
The issue of .amsterdam domain names is being organised by a company called dotAmsterdam b.v., on behalf of the Municipality of Amsterdam. Organisations and people will be able to register .amsterdam domain names through businesses that have enrolled as .amsterdam registrars. A full list of registrars is available on www.nic.amsterdam. SIDN is the registry service provider for .amsterdam. That means that SIDN is responsible for the systems that are used to register and manage .amsterdam domain names, and for the DNS that enables internet users around the world to reach .amsterdam domains.
Would you like to know more about .amsterdam?
If you would like to be one of the hundred pioneers, you need to register your interest on nic.amsterdam. For more information, please contact Paul Molenaar by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020-2611911.