|This article is outdated. (February 2014)|
|Introduced||Not officially introduced; proposed in 2004|
|TLD type||Generic top-level domain|
|Status||Registry Agreeent signed|
|Registry||dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG|
|Sponsor||dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG|
|Intended use||See article|
|Actual use||Not in use yet|
|Structure||Registrations would be taken directly at second level|
|Documents||ICANN registry agreement|
According to the dotBERLIN organization .berlin will allow all Berliners to register their domains under .berlin 
Along with TLDs such as .cat, .asia and .eu, .berlin and other proposed TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs. The issue of new top level domains in general and .berlin in particular has been discussed at various ICANN-Meetings since 2005.
A rationale offered by proponents of the .berlin proposal is as follows:
.berlin is the independent top-level domain of the community of Berliners in the Internet. The local addresses available with this are concise and create an identity for citizens, companies and institutions. Those providing and looking for information, goods and services can thus intuitively come together. The .berlin domains strengthen the feeling of community amongst Berliners, improve communication and make interaction easier, thus providing a stimulus for innovation and development. Both for Berliners and for non-Berliners, places called Berlin become more attractive as a place to visit, as a commercial location and as a place to live.
- "New Paper Discusses Global City TLD’s in the Public Interest".
- cityTLD Literature
- "Website for the .berlin campaign".
- ".berlin Registry Agreement". ICANN. October 31, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- The initiative for .BERLIN and .BERLIN wiki
- .BERLIN press release for support of City of Berlin Government
- Captioning of .berlin presenation at ICANN Meeting Vancouver Dec 2005
- .berlin presentation at ICANN Meeting Jan Juan Jun 2007
- .berlin/.nyc/.paris presentation by dotBERLIN at ccTLD Meeting in Helsinki June 2007
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