Barcelona City Council opens the ‘.barcelona’ domain
The City Council has made available to companies, organizations and individuals the ‘.barcelona’ domain, which extensions may be requested from Tuesday January 12, to become operational on March 20, according to the council.
With the start of the process to request the extension of .barcelona domain starts a first period of reservation To order, open to all companies, organizations and individuals who want to associate their web and email with the name of the Catalan capital. Applicants must carry out the request to one of the registers domain companies offering ‘.barcelona’ extension, if it is approved, may use this domain from March 20, which is the release date domain on the network and when the open period will begin.
Although registration is free, the City of Barcelona, who managed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the ‘.barcelona’ in 2014, it owns the domain and has reserved a number of geographical names, Generic and utilities Barcelona.
Only websites over Barcelona
The goal of management is to convert the ‘.barcelona’ in the domain of reference for Barcelona and, as a requirement provides that the contents of the website with this extension are linked in Barcelona and its area of influence. This link with the Barcelona community can be applied to multiple activities in various sectors, such as culture, tourism, business or education.
Management ‘.barcelona’ has been awarded by tender to the puntCAT Hall Foundation. This non-profit organization that manages the domain ‘.cat’ for ten years, is responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements for applicants who wish to register a ‘.barcelona’. Also, the Foundation puntCAT also work directly with companies offering registers this new domain.
The first, 100 euros
The release fee ‘.barcelona’ will be about 100 euros per year for the initial period (from January 12 to March 20), while that from March 21 the price will drop to about 40 euros per year.
As indicated by the council, it is expected that the annual renewal of the ‘.barcelona’ is about 40 euros and that in the next three years has 20,000 websites with the ‘.barcelona’ operations.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona