Vienna, Mar 4 (Entravision) .- Vienna has become the first city in the world to have its own Internet domain ( .Wien), in an initiative that the City Council believes that bring added value to the Austrian capital is better known, reported today municipal sources.
Christian Oxonitsch, Councillor for Education, Youth and Information, has ensured that the domain .Wien (the name of the city in German), will provide the opportunity for “Vienna this the best positioned, also on the internet, such as the city in the best lives of the world” .
The idea is to boost Vienna as a recognized brand, particularly from an economic point of view, said Oxonitsch in a note in the municipal web page.
among the first Addresses at the domain is www.seestadt.Wien, one of the main projects for the urban development of Vienna.
The award of the domain will continue several phases, in which priority will be given to companies and registered trademarks, although subsequently also individuals may submit a request.
In the case of multiple requests for the same address, as the case may be hotel.wien or taxi.Wien, the award shall be made by auction.