From left to right, Dot Berlin’s Johannes Lenz-Hawliczek, Katrin Ohlmer and Dirk Krischenowski at the 51st ICANN meeting in Los Angeles. (Photo The Milathan Post).
At just under 140,000 registrations, Dot Berlin is by far the most successful city TLD. It’s actually the most successful of any new gTLD, bar Dot XYZ, according to ntldstats.
Both TLDs owe their success in part to promotions. For Dot Berlin, the registry offered free domains for a very limited period quickly cancelling the scheme when it became apparent that it was proving a little too popular for comfort.
“About 80,000 names were registered during the promotion,” says dotBERLIN CEO Dirk Krischenowski. “But even if you take them away, the remaining 60,000 names still make Dot Berlin one of the largest TLDs around.”
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