|country:||Cologne (Köln), Germany|
|Registry Provider:||RyCE GmbH|
|Registry Backend:||RyCE GmbH|
|Date Implemented:||19 March 2014|
|Parked Domain %:||25.08 %|
|Delegation:||19 March 2014|
|General Availability:||05 September 2014|
.cologne is a delegated geographical TLD proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant was the NetCologne. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 19 March 2014.
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"The mission of the proposed gTLD is two-fold. First and foremost, the new gTLD is aimed to benefit Cologne’s companies, communities and residents as well as the city itself. Secondly, based on how the business model is set out, the introduction of the gTLD is also supposed to supplement NetCologne GmbH’s (in the following “NetCologne”) daily business operations."
The registry was acquired by dotKoeln GmbH in January 2018. The city of cologne still uses the TLD in its daily communication and marketing projects - NetCologne supports the current registry in terms of marketing.
Delegation and Availability
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 15 April 2014
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 10 Feb 2014