The Ger­man Ame­ri­can Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce in New York hel­ped us in a pro­fes­sio­nal way to broa­den the out­re­ach of the .ber­lin com­mu­ni­ty by estab­li­shing con­ta­cts to towns and cities with the name Ber­lin in the United States.

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The incor­po­ra­ti­on of towns and cities named Ber­lin is important to us sin­ce they have the same rights to the name Ber­lin as tho­se in the Ger­man capi­tal. Addi­tio­nal­ly their busi­nes­ses, orga­niz­a­ti­ons and indi­vi­du­als will be the 2nd big­gest mar­ket for .ber­lin domain names out­side Germany.

Today I had a mee­ting with Jeff Schulz, the town admi­nis­tra­tor of Ber­lin, Ver­mont.

The clo­se to 3,000 inha­bi­tants coun­ting town of Ber­lin is situa­ted in the heart of Ver­mont, clo­se to Mont­pe­lier and Bar­re, but also to a place cal­led West Ber­lin. Berlin’s trans­por­ta­ti­on infra­st­ruc­tu­re inclu­des the Edward F. Knapp Sta­te Air­port, there’s the Ver­mont Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce and Indus­try loca­ted in Ber­lin, and a lot of other busi­nes­ses which make Ber­lin a regio­nal eco­no­mic center.

Jeff and I dis­cus­sed various issu­es around .ber­lin inclu­ding what .ber­lin can mean in terms of place bran­ding, eco­no­mic deve­lo­p­ment and fin­ding a uni­que desti­na­ti­on pro­po­si­ti­on but also giving Ber­lin based or asso­cia­ted busi­nes­ses an indi­vi­du­al iden­ti­ty on the net.

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After a warm wel­co­me in Ber­lin and the good mee­ting with Jeff I am loo­king for­ward to con­ti­nue the dia­log with the Ber­li­ners in Ver­mont in order to get them on board for the .ber­lin initia­ti­ve and help them to pro­fit from the advan­ta­ges .ber­lin will have for the Ber­li­ners in Vermont.

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