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 <<
Some particularly valuable domains aren’t available for registration yet – these so-called premium domains will not be available on the market until later on. You can find further details here.
.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.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert
„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.”
".ruhr - Feeling home in the web. Great idea!"
"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."
"[.ruhr] is a small dot with a great homePOTTential."
"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."
"To keep life moving, we put a dot in front of it. Life pur - dot Ruhr!"
Thomas & Dani Walter
"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!"
Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt
"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."
"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.”
"[.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.”
"[.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.”
"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!”
"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."
"[.ruhr] makes sense. And it’s fun at the same time. A particularly successful combination.”
"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.”
"With [.ruhr], we want to make clear that we are doing something for the region.”
"[.ruhr] is a unique opportunity to permanently associate your company with the region.”
"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.”