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Nic.at strikes .hamburg deal

Kevin Murphy, June 15, 2011, 16:43:28 (UTC), Domain Registries

Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH, a potential bidder for the .hamburg top-level domain, has headed across the border into Austria for its registry services provider.

The company has signed up to use Nic.at, currently the registry for the .at country-code TLD, according to a press release.

The initiative appears to be looking for money at the moment.

dotHamburg’s chief executive Oliver Süme said: “The knowledge that the technical side of things is in safe hands is an important criteria for potential investors looking to invest in .hamburg.”

The company will also need to secure the support of Hamburg’s local government, given the recent changes to ICANN’s Applicant Guidebook.

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