DotSaarland GmbH

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Type: Privately held
Industry: Internet/Registry Services
Founded: 2011
Headquarters: Im Oberen Werk 1, 66386 St. Ingbert
Country: Germany
Website: [1]
Key People
Alexander Siffrin, CEO, Nina Matthew, Director Sales
TLDs: 1
Registrations: 3,842

More Info: nTLDStats

dotSaarland GmbH, also known as NIC.Saarland, is a member of dotSaarland e.V. [2] , a non-profit organization based in St. Ingbert and operator of the .saarland geographical TLD through ICANN's New gTLD Program. It was established in 2011. Alexander Siffrin serves as CEO of the company.[1]

The company confirmed that its application for the .saarland string was submitted to ICANN on May 30, 2012 supported by the Federal State of Saarland and its parent organization, dotSaarland eV, Saarland Chamber of Commerce (IHK) and the Chamber of Crafts (HWK Saarland).[2]

The registration of domain names under the .saarland string is not restricted. Entities can register their desired domain names through ICANN accredited registrars.[3] The charter of the company mandates the establishment of an Advisory Council to ensure the participation of various social and economic institutions in Saarland in the development of the .saarland TLD and the interests of internet users.[4]

KSRegistry GmbH, a member of Key-Systems Group, provides the back-end regustry solutions for the TLD. [5]

On 12 December 2013 dotSaarland GmbH received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .saarland after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.

Delegation by ICANN: April 2, 2014 [3]

Online/ go live: October 30, 2014