.koeln domain registration

The new .koeln generic domain is aimed at the community, inhabitants and companies of the city of Cologne, in order to create a recognisable and identifiable platform for the metropolitan city of Germany.

.koeln domain registration



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Requirements for the .koeln extension

.koeln domain calendar

.koeln domain phases

All dates may be subject to variation and do not depend on our will, but on other factors such as changes to the rules dictated by individual registers or ICANN.
Phases Date
Trademark Sunrise domains koeln 11/06/14 > 13/07/14
Limited Registration Period domains koeln 13/07/14 > 12/08/14
Landrush domains koeln 26/08/14 > 05/09/14
Go Live domains koeln 05/09/14 > 05/09/14

.koeln Sunrise Rules

The Sunrise of .koeln domain is a limited period of time during which holders of trademarks may preregister names that are the same or similar to their trademark in a privileged way and at an additional cost before it is sold to the public.

To participate in the Sunrise phase of the .koelndomain, the trademark must be validated by a third party designated by ICANN: the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).
Dominiando is an official TMCH agent and can, therefore, carry out brand validation procedures of the trademark on your behalf.

This validation is mandatory to participate in the Sunrise of all new domains and the same validation can be reused for registration during the Sunrise periods of all extensions that allow it.

Applications received during the Sunrise period of the .koeln domains will be examined on a first come, first served basis.

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