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Top level domain .hamburg launched

First launch customers with city domain name already online. Hamburg News among the pioneers.

Today, the new top level domain .hamburg will be officially launched. The kick-off ceremony will be an official ceremony at city hall hosted by Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz. Germany’s two largest cities, i.e. Hamburg and Berlin, will then be online with a top level domain.

Identification with Hamburg

“We have supported the project and are pleased that it will be now filled with life,” commented Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz on the project. “The new top-level domain will offer many new opportunities for citizens and businesses in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region of Hamburg, and allow to present themselves in the digital world with a regional focus while identifying with their home base, Hamburg.” For official launch at city hall this Wednesday, guests from business, media and politics are being expected.

Hallmark projects already online

As co-operation partners of the city top level domain .hamburg, Budnikowsky and the saving institute Hamburger Sparkasse bereits have already secured the addresses””: and www.gut-­ online, with some pages already live. In addition, also Hamburg’s official bilingual news platform by Hamburg Marketing GmbH, i.e. Hamburg News, acquired the address and can now be accessed at

Registration starts today

As of today, all companies, all businesses, individuals, organisations, and associations, public authority and public institutions from Hamburg and the Metropolitan Region will be able to register with the city top level domain .hamburg and choose or as new URL.e The new gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) for the Hanseatic city of Hamburg allow some 300,000 companies to associate oneself with one of the world’s leading cities for business. With dot Hamburg, they will be able stand out from the crowd and increase their visibility online for local searches.

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Christoph Wöhlke (Budnikowsky), Jürgen Marquardt (Haspa), Oliver Süme
Christoph Wöhlke (Budnikowsky), Jürgen Marquardt (Haspa), Oliver Süme © Hamburg Top level domain
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Die Hamburg Top-­Level-­Domain GmbH ist der Betreiber der neuen Domain-­‐Endung .hamburg und stellt der Metropolregion Hamburg und allen Einwohnern, Firmen und Vereinen damit einen eigenen Namensraum und lokale Identität im globalen Internet zur Verfügung.

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