.tirol

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Status: Delegated
country: Tirol, Austria
Language: German
Manager: Punkt Tirol GmbH
Registry Provider: Nic.at
Registry: Punkt Tirol GmbH
Registry Backend: RyCE GmbH
Type: GeoTLD/Community TLD
Priority #: 1212
Key People
Bernhard Greil
nTLDStats
Registrations: 6,708
Parked Domains: 2,060
Parked Domain %: 30.71 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 04 June 2014
General Availability: 01 June 2015

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.tirol is a new GeoTLD and Community Priority Application proposed by Punkt Tirol GmbH to ICANN's New gTLD Program for Tirol, Federal State of Austria. Nic.at was selected by Punkt Tirol GmbH to provide back-end registry solutions for the .tirol domain space.[1] Their application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 4 June 2014.[2]

.tirol will be independent top-level domain of the Community of Tirolers worldwide on the Internet. The regional domain names available with the .tirol TLD are concise and create an identity for citizens, companies and institutions. Those providing and looking for information, goods and services in and on Tirol can thus intuitively come together. The .tirol domain names should strengthen the feeling of community amongst Tirolers, improve communication and make interaction easier, thus providing a stimulus for innovation and development. Hopefully, Tirol will become more attractive as a region to visit, as a commercial location, and as a place to live.[3]

Along with TLDs such as .osaka and .paris, .tirol falls into the new category of GeoTLDs. The issue of new top level domains in general, and .tirol in particular, has been discussed at various ICANN-Meetings since 2005.

The TLD is a Community Priority Application: "Exclusively eligible to register a domain name under the top-level domain .TIROL is any natural person, legal person, organization or association of persons, if they can demonstrate an economic, cultural, touristical, historical, social or any other connection to the Austrian Federal State of Tirol...The applicant Punkt Tirol GmbH has entered into an agreement with the Federal State of Tirol to operate .TIROL under license by the state." Verification methods do not seem to be explicitly stated within the application.[4]

Contract Signed

On 24 April 2014 Punkt Tirol GmbH received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .tirol after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[5]

Delegation and Availability

.tirol was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 4 June 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

References

  1. .wien, .tirol and .brussels all choose nic.at technology
  2. 2.0 2.1 Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 11 July 2014
  3. User Submitted. 13 November 2012
  4. Application 1-1703-3426. Retrieved 23 November 2012
  5. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 11 July 2014