The regional top-level domain .ruhr now also depicts the Ruhr area on the Internet. As the world's first newly introduced domain ending with a geographical reference, the .ruhr addresses went online in 2013 before those of the world metropolises of London, Paris and Berlin. At the same time, the top-level domain .ruhr is the first domain ending to go into operation after the introduction of .de in Germany more than 30 years ago. In addition to .ruhr for the Ruhr area, Germany's domain landscape is enriched by other geographical endings such as .berlin, .koeln or .hamburg, which will be followed by more in the future.


To report any perceived abuse of a .RUHR domain, please contact Abuse Manager at abuse@dot.ruhr


Kaiserstraße 172-174, 66386 St. Ingbert

Phone: +49 (0) 68 94 – 93 96 246

Fax: +49 (0) 68 94 – 93 96 247

Email: info@nic.saarland


The WHOIS portal for .RUHR can be found at https://www.eurodns.com/de/whois-suche/ruhr-domain


For our DNSSEC Practice Statement see: https://www.centralnic.com/registry/dnssec/dps

ICANN WHOIS Policy and educational information can be found here: https://whois.icann.org/en/policies