City of Gent

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Type: Government
Industry: Politics/Public Service
Founded: 650 AD
Founder(s): Saint Amand
Headquarters: City of Ghent, Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent
Country: Belgium
Email: gentinfo[at]
Key People
Daniël Termont, Mayor

City of Gent (Ghent) is the capital city of Flanders province located in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is governed by a City Council composed of 51 members including the mayor and alderman. The current City Mayor is Daniël Termont. [1]

In June 2011, the City Council approved the application for the .gent geographical TLD via ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Council aims to use the .gent string to improve the direct link of its citizens, companies and organizations to the city and the region. The council also aims to provide a more secure online space to internet users while surfing on the city's website. The City Council partnered with CityTLD to handle the application and management of the .gent domain name space. [2]