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
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