• Your City
    for E-Mail and Homepage!

  • New TLDS - New opportunities!

  • Born in.cologne!

  • my.cologne - not just a city! It's a feeling!

  • Exciting .cologne!

  • .Cologne is - where the
    dom is!

.KOELN

The New TLDS
.koeln & .cologne

Cologne is far more than just a city:
Cologne is a feeling! With the new top-level domains ".koeln" und ".cologne"
the city will present its variety in the World Wide Web.

On September 17 2015 dotkoeln will introduce the new 2-letter-domains for our TLDs .koeln and .cologne.

Whether company, association or private person, all Cologne fans will then have the opportunity to reserve much shorter and more memorable .köln & .cologne domains. Web addresses like "1a.koeln" or "my.cologne" will be possible.


WHOIS

WHOIS - Terms of Use

The WHOIS Lookup on dotkoeln.de helps you to find updated contact details of people that are involved in the registration of a certain domain. You will find details about the registrant, the admin-c, the tech-c and about the registrar that was used to register the domain. We want to point out that the WHOIS Lookup can only be used to find the information and details named above. It is strictly prohibited to use the retrieved data for junk e-mails, or any other form of contact, which is not directly connected to the domain itself. With answering to the security question you assure that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms of Use. Furthermore you assure that you are aware that NetCologne GmbH has the right to take legal steps against you and to suspend you from using the WHOIS Lookup!

Competitive Advantages for Businesses

Differentiate yourself


International companies and organizations, with regionally divergent offers, can use a .koeln or .cologne domain to present the local offer of their Cologne branch.

Internationality


In addition to .koeln the new top-level-domain “.cologne” will be launched in 2014. Companies with an international customer base can use .cologne to connect their website with the world-famous name of our city.

Cologne on the Internet:


Due to an expected large number of .koeln and .cologne domains a new regionally-based Internet community will be created. In the future this community will present the city in all its aspects.

A global brand


With the new top-level domain .koeln, the city of cologne will become a unique brand in the World Wide Web!

Advantages in search engines


If you are searching for "restaurant koeln" for example, the .koeln domains will be ranked higher in the search results. Therefore it will be easier in the future to find local restaurants .

Register

dotkoeln is the registry for .koeln and .cologne. In this position we are in charge of the operation of the name server, the management of the namespace and the operation of the WHOIS servers. But customers cannot register their personal .koeln/.cologne domain directly through dotkoeln.

If you wish to register your individual .koeln/.cologne domain please contact our registrars directly or one of their authorised resellers. Below you will find a list of all accredited registrars offering .koeln and/or .cologne domains:


1) This registrar is only offering the .koeln TLD.

2) .koeln / .cologne domains can be registered during the Sunrise Period.

3) .koeln/ .cologne domains can be registered during Limited RegistrationPeriod.

4) .koeln/ .cologne domains can be purchased when general availability starts.

5) Reseller

6) .koeln/ .cologne domains can be registered during Landrush Period.

Registrars

This section is reserved for accredited registrars.

In this area you will find our starter package, including all necessary information about the technical and operational overview and your registrar contract.

To access the registrar area, please login with your details.


Registration

Rules & Policies

In this area you will find the rules & policies for .koeln and .cologne.

ERLP_Antrag 05.12.2014, Current
Add Grace Period .cologne 03.04.2014, Current
Abuse Policies .cologne 03.04.2014, Current
Eligibility Policy .cologne 03.04.2014, Current
WHOIS Policy .cologne 03.04.2014, Current
Zone File Access Policy .cologne 03.04.2014, Current
Launch Policy .cologne 03.04.2014, Current
Zone File Access Policy .koeln 25.03.2014, Current
WHOIS Policy .koeln 25.03.2014, Current
Registrar Code of Practice .koeln 25.03.2014, Current
Eligibility Policy .koeln 25.03.2014, Current
Abuse Policies .koeln 25.03.2014, Current
Add Grace Period .koeln 25.03.2014, Current
Launch Policy .koeln 24.03.2014, Current


FAQ

  • What does TLD mean? TLD stands for top-level-domain and is the official term for the ending of domain names, for example: .com, .org, or .de.
     
  • What is ICANN? The acronym ICANN stands for “Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers”. The ICANN is a non-profit organization, based in California, United States. The organization is responsible for a variety of policies and the technical work that is related to the Internet.
     
  • What is Whois? Whois is a method to look up various information about domains, for example about the domain owner, or the zone administrator.
     
  • What is a Registry Operator? The registry, or network information center (NIC) is an organization or company that is responsible for the administration of one or more top-level domains in the domain name system (DNS). In this position the organization or company is in charge of the operation of the name server, the management of the namespace and the operation of the Whois servers.
     
  • What is a Registrar? A registrar is a company or organization that carries out the registration of domains for the end user. In this process the registrar acts as intermediary of the registry and is the contractual partner of the customer. In this role, the registrar is also responsible for the payment of the individual domains by the customer.
     
  • What are the benefits of the new top-level-domains? The search for attractive domains has become more and more complicated. The new top-level domains will increase the overall domain offer, with the result that the search for attractive domains is facilitated. With the new top-level domains it is possible for your company to find a domain that fits perfectly to your product portfolio. With the unique domain-name it is possible to differentiate yourself from your competitors in the World Wide Web.
     

News

Lastest Info

04.09.2015
2-letter domains available from 07/09/2015

As of 07/09/2015 we will offer 2-letter-domains for our TLDs .koeln and .cologne. There will be lots of new possibilities to create short and easy going 2nd-level domains for our customers: my.cologne, in.koeln, initials à la jr.cologne and numbers and number combinations like 1a.ciologne will then be possible.

Here the data for our launch phases:

Sep 07 2015, 00:00 CEST - trademark owners
Sep 14 2015, 00:00 CEST – City of Cologne, associations and clubs
Sep 17 2015, 00:00 CEST – general  availability

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09.04.2014
Launch dates of .cologne announced

We proudly announce that today ICANN has also confirmed and published the launch dates of our second new TLD .cologne:

Sunrise: 12 June 2014 - 13 July 2014
Limited Registration: 14 July 2014 - 12 August 2014
Post-Processing: 13 August 2014 - 25 August 2014
Landrush: 26 August 2014 - 04 September 2014
General Availability: starting 05 September 2014

Thus, .koeln and .cologne will start simultaneously

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28.03.2014
Launch dates of .koeln announced!

We proudly announce that today ICANN confirmed and published the launch dates of the new TLD .koeln:

Sunrise: 12 June 2014 - 13 July 2014
Limited Registration: 14 July 2014 - 12 August 2014
Post-Processing: 13 August 2014 - 25 August 2014
Landrush: 26 August 2014 - 04 September 2014
General Availability: starting 05 September 2014

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19.03.2014
Delegation of .cologne

Today ICANN delegated .cologne to the root zone. Therefore .cologne will start at the same time as .koeln!

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05.03.2014
Delegation of .koeln

Today the TLD .koeln has been delegated to the root zone. Before the technical tests were successfully completed. Shortly we will announce the final launch phases! Stay tuned!

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Contact

dotkoeln is a service of NetCologne GmbH, located in Cologne-Butzweilerhof.

NetCologne applied as registry operator for the two top-level domains .koeln and .cologne, on behalf of the city of Cologne.

With more than 800 employees and a large network of stores and retail partners, NetCologne is a regional provider of various telecommunication services, including data, voice and cable TV products.

Over the last few years NetCologne has become one of the most successful regional-carriers in Germany. This development was driven by technical innovations and a competitive pricing.

In 2012 NetCologne got the necessary legitimacy from the city of Cologne in order to apply as registry operator at ICANN for the two top-level domains .koeln and .cologne.  .koeln and .cologne have been delegated to the root zone in March 2014.

.koeln und .cologne are managed and supported by the business customer unit of NetCologne GmbH.

How to Reach Us:

 

E-Mail:

info@dotkoeln.de

 

Phone:

 +49 221 2222 5530

 

Fax:

 +49 221 2222 75530
You can reach us every Monday to Friday from 09:00 am until 05:00 pm CET, except for public holidays in Germany.

Domain Abuse


We at dotkoeln take domain abuse and any other form of cyber crime very serious!

You can help us! Please report any form of abuse or criminal content on .koeln / .cologne domains!

 


 

 

Contact Abuse Team:
E-Mail:
abuse@dotkoeln.de

Phone:
+49 (0)221 2222 5531

Address:
Am Coloneum 9
D-50829 Cologne
Germany