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Status: Delegated
country: Vienna
Language: German
Manager: punkt.wien GmbH
Registry Provider: RyCE GmbH
Registry: Punkt.wien GmbH
Registry Backend: RyCE GmbH
Date Implemented: 03 January 2014
Type: GeoTLD/Community TLD
Priority #: 431
Key People
DI Ronald Schwärzler
Mag. Nikolaus Futter
Hermann Futter
Registrations: 15,512
Parked Domains: 5,666
Parked Domain %: 36.53 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 03 January 2014
General Availability: 14 July 2014

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.wien is a delegated GeoTLD managed by punkt.wien GmbH in ICANN's New gTLD Program for the City of Vienna. Nic.at was selected by punkt.wien GmbH to provide back-end registry solutions for the .wien domain space. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 03 January, 2014.[1]

.wien is a proposed new top level domain (TLD) for all those who want to demonstrate an economic, cultural, touristical, historical, social or any other connection to the Austrian capital WIEN - Vienna, Austria. Along with TLDs such as .cat, .asia and .eu, .wien and other proposed TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs. The issue of .wien in particular and TLDs as a whole has been discussed at ICANN Meetings since 2005.

The Community Priority Application has the requisite letter of support from the local government. "Exclusively eligible to register a domain name under the top-level domain .WIEN is any natural person, legal person, organization or association of persons, if they can demonstrate that they have an economic, cultural, touristical, historical, social or any other connection to the Austrian capital Wien (Vienna)." Registration will involved implicitly signing an agreement that affirms a legitimate connection to the city of Vienna (Wien) and intention to use the name in good-faith.[2]

External Links

Contract Signed

On 28 October 2013, punkt.wien GmbH received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .wien after passing the Initial Evaluation.[3]

Delegation and Availability

.wien was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on January 3, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. This marked the first-ever City GeoTLD to come into existence on the Internet.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 .vienna is the first city with its own TLD, DomainIncite Retrieved 03 Jan 2014
  2. Application 1-1030-79531 Retrieved 23 November 2012
  3. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 29 Oct 2013
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