Global Post did an article which focused on Dot Berlin being the first city new gtld to go live.
From the article:
Berlin won the race to become the world’s first city with its own domain name.
Websites using the .berlin suffix are to debut March 18.
“Domains are descriptive, not just cryptic abbreviations like .org or .com,” dotBerlin representative Dirk Krischenowski told reporters.
The Local reported 55,000 websites showing interest in adding a .berlin address to their offerings.
With 55,000 websites showing interest it continues the trend of support that these new city based gtlds enjoy. Last month several stories came out about the growing interest in the Dot London extension.
London Partners posted on their website, “More than 200,000 small businesses in London say they are likely to register a new .london internet address when the domain names go on sale at the end of April.”
dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG is the company running the Dot Berlin extension, here is a link to their ICANN application
Dot Berlin domains are expected to sell between $50 – $100. From the 101Domain.com website there are restrictions:
Does .berlin domain have a special use?