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A symbol of quality, credibility and fair play

Why .sport?

Popular internet domains often suffer from abuse, insecurity and speculation.

We believe the sports community deserves better.

We wanted to create a domain that protects and promotes the interests of legitimate actors in the international sports industry.

We wanted to guarantee zero domain abuse, zero cyber squatting and zero cyber speculation.

.SPORT is the solution.

Our domain levels the playing field for the online sports community.

In addition to safeguarding your interests, owning and activating .SPORT means you or your organisation will become more:

1. CREDIBLE

Through a strict verification process, owning a .SPORT domain shows you are a recognised member of the international sports community.

2. DISCOVERABLE

Through leveraging the processes of today’s most popular search engines, you will enjoy a ranking advantage and become more discoverable with .SPORT, allowing you to attract more high-quality fans and customers.

3. MEMORABLE

.SPORT’s unique branding and context provides a valuable distinctive asset for any legitimate organisation looking to grow in the sports industry. Strengthen your brand by becoming more recognisable.

If you want to protect and promote your brand in sport, we’re here to help.

For support with applying, activating or simply learning more about .SPORT, message the team at help@join.sport.

Who?

The .SPORT internet domain is owned and managed by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) on behalf of the international sports community.

.SPORT is an ICANN-recognised internet domain that plays by the rules. It’s a dedicated space where sports organisations can enjoy an open, objective, and community-based approach to domain management.

The domain is actively supported by International Federation members and key global sports bodies, including the International Olympic Committee, United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Can you join?

If you or your organisation is a verifiable, legitimate actor in the sports industry you can join and enjoy the benefits of the .SPORT community.

The main groups of .SPORT domain registrants include:

  • International Federations
  • National Federations
  • Sport organisations or governing bodies
  • Clubs and teams
  • Cities and public authorities
  • Athletes and practitioners
  • Event organisers
  • Event sponsors
  • Sports brands and corporate partners
  • Sports media
  • Sports facilities

This list is not exhaustive. If you feel you have a connection to sport and want to promote its values, we welcome your application.

The .SPORT extension prides itself on protection.

Our commitment requires all applications be personally reviewed to ensure only legitimate and credible actors receive a .SPORT domain.

To learn more about the application process and eligibility, please see our registration policy.

 

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What is a top-level domain?

A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. The top-level domain names are installed in the root zone of the name space.

For all domains in lower levels, it is the last part of the domain name, that is, the last label of a fully qualified domain name. For example, in the domain name www.example.sport, the top-level domain is ‘.sport’.

Responsibility for management of most top-level domains is delegated to specific organisations by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which operates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), and is in charge of maintaining the DNS root zone.

FAQs

Registrants

Q: Can anyone apply for a .SPORT domain?

A: Yes, however registrants will have to provide sufficient evidence to be accurately identified as a legitimate actor in sport.

Q: Are there domains reserved for International Federations?

A: Yes, you can find the list of reserved domains at lists.i.sport. This list is not exhaustive and will be updated.

Q: Can an individual register a .SPORT domain?

A: Yes, the registrant must provide sufficient evidence to be clearly and accurately identified by the registry.

Q: Can brands register for the .SPORT domain?

A: Yes, the same eligibility rules apply to brands.

Q: Is there a list of premium domains?

A: No, there is no exhaustive list of premium domains for sport. A domain of critical importance to the sport community may be designated as such by the registry at any time prior to allocation. A critical name may be subject to special terms with respect to eligibility, commitments required from the domain holder and fees.

Q: Can I check if my desired domain is taken?

A: The domain:check command can be used to see if a domain is blocked or reserved. A domain may be designated as ‘reserved’ at any time. The registry reserves the right to reserve additional names at any time.

Q: If I reserve my domain, can it be taken by someone else?

A: No, during the time a registration is pending, the same domain cannot be requested in a new request. Based on the review, the registration is either accepted and the domain is allocated, or it is rejected with indication of the reason.

Q: How long is the registration period?

A: The minimum registration period is 1 year. Renewals are allowed at any time by multiples of 1 year. The maximum registration term is 10 years. The initial registration period starts at allocation. Auto-renewal takes place 45 days after expiration, that is, at the end of the Auto-Renewal Grace Period. The 5-day Add Grace Period starts at allocation.

Q: Is every .SPORT domain registered validated by registry staff?

A: Yes, all .SPORT registrations are subject to pre-validation. In addition to pre-validation, a post-validation process will be in place to review existing registrations. Registrants should use the ‘intended-use’ field in the registration request to explain their role in relation to their requested domain and how they plan to use the domain.

Q: Does .sport support Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) registrations?

A: Yes, IDN registrations are subject to enhanced validation to avoid any risk of confusion. All IDN variants of a domain name must be registered to the same party and have the same name servers.

Registrars

Q: How do I become a .SPORT registrar?

A: Please visit this link for the necessary information on how to become a .SPORT registrar: 

Q: Does a registrar have to fulfil special conditions to become a .SPORT registrar?

A: No, all ICANN-accredited registrars can sign the .sport Registry-Registrar Agreement (RRA) and be .SPORT registrars. Conditions match the standards requirements for gTLDs.

Q: Does the .SPORT registry charge any fees to accredit a registrar?

A: No, there is no accreditation fee nor technical acceptance testing.