.WIEN and .BERLIN sign new registry contracts

correction: .WIEN and .BERLIN sign new registry contracts. sorry, my bad.

Today, at the NewDomains conference in Munich, Germany, ICANN CEO and COO were present to sign the first geo-name and community new tlds: .WIEN and .BERLIN.

There are still some pending issues regarding how these new types of TLDs will work. So, these two will be guinea pigs for the similar ones that will follow them.

One of the major issues is how these tlds will reserve names for local and community use that may also be trademarks in the tmch.

On day two, EnCirca will be speaking on a panel addressing financial challenges facing new TLDs when working with ICANN Registrars.