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One region, one emotion: home.ruhr

Declare your love for the Ruhr region, present yourself as a part of the regional community and act now to register your personal .ruhr domain: town.ruhr – club.ruhr – my-company.ruhr – my-name.ruhr – product.ruhr – project.ruhr >> with these registrars <<

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.ruhr strengthens the expression of local identity, creates an awareness for the Ruhr metropolis and provides the Ruhr region with an online home. You can find details for registration here.

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert

President of the German Bundestag:

„Soon the global web will show us what still can’t be seen on any map of the world: the Ruhr Metropolis. Its citizens are so proud of their “home patch” that they identify strongly with the region in which they live and work. The domain [.ruhr] expresses both the patriotism of the people living in the region and the cosmopolitanism of an internationally-networked metropolitan area that is absolutely outstanding in terms of both commerce and culture.”
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert
Michelle Müntefering

Michelle Müntefering

Member of the German "Bundestag":

".ruhr - Feeling home in the web. Great idea!"
Michelle Müntefering
Reinhard Paß

Reinhard Paß

Former Lord Mayor of the City of Essen:

"The Ruhr Metropolis has a simple formular for success: the people who live here and make a difference. The [.ruhr] domain offers a chance to establish this formular as a distinctive brand on the Internet. Companies in particular should make the most of this unique opportunity."
Reinhard Paß
Juliane Helmke

Juliane Helmke

heimatPOTTential - The Ruhr region blog:

"[.ruhr] is a small dot with a great homePOTTential."
Juliane Helmke
Ludger Claßen

Ludger Claßen

"Klartext" publishing house:

"As the publishers for the Ruhr region, we find it very appealing that you'll soon be able to see this even from our domain name."
Ludger Claßen
Peter-T. Schulz

Peter-T. Schulz

Artist, poet, photographer and inventor of the "Oller Hansen":

"To keep life moving, we put a dot in front of it. Life pur - dot Ruhr!"
Thomas & Dani Walter

Thomas & Dani Walter

Operators of the Facebook-page "Things they don't say in the Ruhr region!" ("Dinge die einer ausm Pott nicht sagt!“):

"Hey there - a word in your ear: "Ruhr" is a feeling - and with [.ruhr] you'll finally be able to show the world how you feel!"
Thomas & Dani Walter
Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt

Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt

Managing director, RUHR.2010 GmbH:

"The [.ruhr] extension gives Ruhr's citizens the chance to express their love for the region in a way similar to previous initiatives like the 'Still-Leben Ruhrschnellweg' or 'SchachtZeichen' projects."
Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt
Karola Geiß-Netthöfel

Karola Geiß-Netthöfel

Regional director, Ruhr Regional Association (Regionalverband Ruhr, RVR):

"With the introduction of this regional domain, the Ruhr Metropolis gets the chance to acquire a ‘unique selling point’ in the World Wide Web. It’s a feature that will definitely increase the noticeability of the Ruhr area in this key communications network.”
Karola Geiß-Netthöfel
Reginald Hohmeister

Reginald Hohmeister

Ruhr Metropolis spokesperson, German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V., BVMW):

"[.ruhr] not only creates identification with the Ruhr region. It is also a clear advantage for the companies in the Ruhr area, since it boosts public awareness.”
Reginald Hohmeister
Christian Stratmann

Christian Stratmann

Owner, Mondpalast cabaret club, Herne.:

"[.ruhr] is a good, contemporary way to show commitment to the region and to document what we’ve achieved. I really hope that plenty of business and individuals register a [.ruhr] domain, so as to raise public awareness of this project.”
Christian Stratmann
Rainer Rettinger

Rainer Rettinger

Ruhr region ambassador (title bestowed by the "pro Ruhrgebiet" association):

"Dot! Ruhr! The domain for every “Ruhri”. Clear commitment, clear identification and unmistakable solidarity with the region - an undying declaration of love. Whatever you do here and however you go online: [.ruhr] is THE address with a future!”
Maik Meid

Maik Meid

Director of social marketing/ fundraising at the Christian Association of Youth Villages of Germany (Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands e.V.), Ruhr region/ Lower Rhine:

"The new domains will give the Internet something it’s really been missing up to now: with [.ruhr], emotions get domain names. And, for the real “Ruhris”, they’ll feel a moment of pleasure every time they type a xy.ruhr URL into their browsers."
Björn Schüngel

Björn Schüngel

Managing director, schüngelschwarz Agentur für Kommunikation:

"[.ruhr] makes sense. And it’s fun at the same time. A particularly successful combination.”
Björn Schüngel
Chris Wawrzyniak

Chris Wawrzyniak

Der Goldene Raum agency, Herne:

"For me, [.ruhr] is the logical next step in pursuit of the metropolitan idea that has been steadily gathering pace since the activities during the Capital of Culture Ruhr.2010.”
Chris Wawrzyniak
Tiffy Emschermann

Tiffy Emschermann

Ruhr Gospel Project (Gospelprojekt-Ruhr e.V.):

"With [.ruhr], we want to make clear that we are doing something for the region.”
Tiffy Emschermann
Bernhard Lüders

Bernhard Lüders

Managing director, regiodot GmbH & Co. KG:

"[.ruhr] is a unique opportunity to permanently associate your company with the region.”
Bernhard Lüders
Anja Elsing

Anja Elsing

Managing director, regiodot GmbH & Co. KG:

"Up to now, the Internet has been so global, so wide-ranging, so general. But a domain extension like [.ruhr] makes everything new and individual, creates identity – our own home on the web.”
Anja Elsing
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