dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG is a company proposing a new GeoTLD that creates a new regional domainspace through with the city of Berlin. Currently, the company is lobbying within ICANN for the creation and allocation of the .berlin name space, through the implementation of the new gTLD process. The company predicts that in the future, private individuals, companies, and organizations will register their Internet addresses with .berlin domains; such as painter.berlin, zoo.berlin, etc.The .berlin domain is meant to represent the community of Berlin, which distinguishes it from the other international Internet addresses. Presently, the company is supporting ICANN in the new gTLD guideline procedure. After the .berlin domain is introduced, registration of domains can be expected to begin the following year.
dotBERLIN's mission is to give Berlin to Berliners, their organizations, their companies and their locations by supporting them with the .berlin domain name.