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General Availability For .SAARLAND Commences

dot SAARLAND logoAs of 30 October, the .SAARLAND domain is available for open registration by all Saarland people and Saarland fans. With the so called GoLive, the start of the General Availability, the unrestricted sale of .SAARLAND web addresses starts at 11:00 UTC. So as of now .SAARLAND domains can be registered on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

With the beginning of the GoLive all .SAARLAND registrations during Sunrise and Landrush phases will be available to registrants.

“With the start of the General Availability, the launch of the .SAARLAND domain is completed. All Saarland people and Saarland fans can now move into their new home in the virtual world”, says Volker Greimann, legal advisor of the dotSaarland GmbH. “Saarland’s own top level domain (TLD) helps to highlight the technical competence and innovativeness of the region, and to present the country as a progressive business location.”

Anke Rehlinger, Minister Of Economic Affairs for Saarland, emphasised the economic value of the .SAARLAND domain: “Today is the beginning of a new normality: Step by step it will be usual to use and notice .SAARLAND domains. The domain extension .SAARLAND supports value creation, growth and employment in the region.”

The aim of .SAARLAND is to give Saarland-based companies, associations, clubs and other organisations the opportunity to draw attention to their local services and to demonstrate their own regional identity. With .SAARLAND web sites, all internet users are able to offer content tailored to the Saarland and its citizens in a targeted way; thanks to the targeting through the domain extension these web sites will also be easily found on the Internet.