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OpenRegistry wins .gent registry deal

Kevin Murphy, June 24, 2011, 06:32:02 (UTC), Domain Registries

Add another city top-level domain to your lists, the Belgian city of Ghent is set to apply for .gent, using OpenRegistry as its back-end registry software provider

The application for .gent will be made to ICANN by ComBell, a smallish local registrar, which already has the required local government support.

Ghent is Belgium’s third-largest city, with 250,000 residents, so we’re probably looking at a relatively low-volume TLD.

The “Gent” spelling is Dutch.

It sounds like ComBell will be running the infrastructure, assuming the bid is approved, using OpenRegistry’s software, which has also been selected to run a couple of small new ccTLDs.

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Comments (2)

  1. Silvia says:

    “…we’re probably looking at a relatively low-volume TLD.”
    May it be a strategy to go for a geographic tld to obtain it and possibly open it to “gentlemen”/ men audience, later in future?

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