The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited have announced that Bayern Connect GmbH, the German operating company in which TLDH has a majority holding, has been exclusively awarded the contract to apply for the .BAYERN gTLD string by the Bavarian State Government.
Top Level Domain Holdings’ wholly owned registry services company, Minds+Machines, will provide the back-end registry services for the proposed new domain. Revenue to the Company will be based on a share of the revenues generated by the domain.
“We view .BAYERN as a very significant win for Bayern Connect and for TLDH,” said Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Top Level Domain Holdings.
“We are fully aware of the responsibility entrusted to us and plan to fully support Bayern Connect in its mission, continued Van Couvering. “Germany has 82 million inhabitants, 62 million internet users and 15 million domain names registered under .DE. By comparison, Bavaria has 12.5 million inhabitants. We foresee a long and mutually profitable relationship with Bayern Connect and the people of Bavaria through this initiative.”
Top Level Domain Holdings is currently supporting a portfolio of gTLD applications ranging from geographic applications, wholly-owned or joint venture applications for generic word based domains, and applications by third party clients where Top Level Domain’s registry services company, Minds+Machines, provides the registry service.