TLD Specifications

Registration Time
Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, - IDNs MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen
TLD supports
Transfer locks possible
Renewal on transfer
Transfer time
5 days
Authcode length
8 - 32 characters
Handle updates
Preconfigured DNS
Allowed Nameservers
1 - 13
Local contact requirements
Admin contact required
Autorenew Grace Period
35 days
Deletion Timeframe
35 days after expiration date
Redemption Period
30 days

Domain Restrictions

Eligible to register a domain name under the top-level domain .hamburg is any natural person, legal person, organization or association of persons, if they can demonstrate that they have an economic, cultural, historical, social or any other connection to the metropolitan area of Hamburg, verifiable by:

  • their residence or second home, office or place of business, a branch or permanent establishment in the metropolitan area of Hamburg, or
  • a contact listed in the Whois (Owner/Admin-C) database with a domicile in the metropolitan area of Hamburg, or
  • other appropriate proof e.g. the certification by an employer to enroll at a school or college, or birth certificate.

It is permissible for a proxy or a privacy service to register a domain name, acting for the actual owner of the domain name.

  • Reserved domain names are sold by the registry themselves, wherefore it is only possible to register those domain names with an authcode acquired from the registry

Please note : As the gTLD .HAMBURG is a so-called "community based" gTLD, where the registration of
domain names is subject to restrictions, a domain name must be put into use within 12 months
of registration.
If the registrant sets up a web site which can be reached via the registered domain name, the
content of this site must have be directly related to the authorisation to register

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