2013/12/11: ICANN has delegated yesterday the new TLD .RUHR into the root zone. This new extension will be managed by the company Regiodot GmbH (http://www.nic.ruhr/) .
The Ruhr is a well-known German region of North Rhine-Westphalia. This Land, Germany’s most populous and with a strong economic weight, will itself have its own new extension, .NRW (for North Rhine-Westphalia).
The dates of the corresponding Sunrise period for .RUHR should be disclosed shortly.
Now, be ready since other regional new TLDs should soon make the headlines. This is the case of .VLAANDEREN for Flanders and of some French regions such as .CORSICA, .BZH (Brittany), .AQUITAINE and .ALSACE.