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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Proposed |manager = |country = |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider = |registrations = |date = |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Sport New gTLDs|Sport]] |community = |priority = 274 - [[Famous Four Media]] (dot Basketball Limited)
569 - [[Donuts]] (Little Hollow, LLC)

1364 - [[The International Basketball Association]] (FIBA) |keypeople = }} '''.basketball''' is a proposed [[TLD]] in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. In December 2014 it was announced that [[FIBA|The International Basketball Federation]] (FIBA) had won the rights to the domain in partnership with [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.|TLDH]] and [[ROAR Domains]].[http://domainincite.com/17720-fiba-wins-basketball FIBA wins basketball, Domainincite] Retrieved 2nd December 2014. ==Applicants== The following companies below filed an application to serve as registry operator for the .basketball domain name space. [http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings] # [[FIBA|The International Basket Federation]] (FIBA) in partnership with [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.|TLDH]] and [[ROAR Domains]], LLC. Their intent for the domain is to promote and protect the sport and the interests of its stakeholders, including entities and organizations affiliated with basketball, and its players and fans worldwide. [[Minds + Machines]] was selected at their back-end registry services provider.[http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/inte/p/newsid/51390/arti.html PR N°7 - FIBA files application for .BASKETBALL Generic Top-Level Domain] This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/268 here]. # [[Donuts]] (Little Hollow, LLC), a start up company established by domain industry veterans that applied for 307 new gTLDs. [[Daniel Schindler]], Donuts EVP for Sales & Market is the contact person in the application. [http://domainnamewire.com/2012/06/05/donuts-raises-100-million-applies-for-307-new-tlds/ Donuts raises $100 million, applies for 307 new TLDs] This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/876 here]. [[FIBA]] filed a [[Community Objection]] against this application.[http://www.iccwbo.org/products-and-services/arbitration-and-adr/expertise/icann-new-gtld-dispute-resolution/pending-cases/ Pending Cases, ICCWBO.org] Retrieved 14 May 2013 # [[Famous Four Media]] (dot Basketball Limited), [[Geir Rasmussen]] is the contact person in the application. The company is based in Gibraltar and filed 61 gTLD applications. [http://www.thedomains.com/2012/06/13/famous-four-media-applies-for-61-generic-tlds-poker-bet-bingo-casino-win/comment-page-1/ Famous Four Media Applies For 61 Generic TLD’s...] This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1228 here]. FIBA filed a [[Community Objection|community objection]] against this application.[http://www.iccwbo.org/products-and-services/arbitration-and-adr/expertise/icann-new-gtld-dispute-resolution/pending-cases/ Pending Cases, ICC.ICANN.org]Retrieved 15 May 2013 ===Community Objection=== FIBA filed Community Objections against the other two applications. In January 2014, an [[ICC]] panelist denied the objections and allowed both applications to continue, on the grounds that FIBA did not persuade the panelist that the other applications would cause material detriment to the basketball community. This decision was in contrast to an earlier decision by a different panelist on the [[.sport]] string, wherein the panelist sided with the objector.[http://domainnamewire.com/2014/01/09/uh-oh-basketball-community-objection-fails-while-sport-prevailed/ Uh oh, .basketball Community Objection Fails while .sport Prevailed, DomainNameWire] Retrieved 10 Jan 2014 ===GAC Early Warnings=== The applications from [[Donuts]] and [[Famous Four Media]] each received a [[GAC]] Early Warning from Greece. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the [[ICANN Board]] that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/gac-early-warning GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org] Retrieved 26 Nov 2012 The warnings are identical and state that each respective organization does not represent the international basketball community while [[FIBA]], which also applied, does.[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/Basketball-GR-1-53565.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353378092000 Basketball GR, GACweb.ICANN.org] [[Donuts]] responded to the Greek [[GAC]] representative noting that it was a highly experienced operation dedicated to neutrality and competition on the Internet, and was no less qualified than an entity whose business is solely basketball. [[Donuts]] underscores that their is a [[community TLD]] delegation process for those entities that feel they have unique rights to a given term and its community, and despite the fact that FIBA seems to be claiming a community status now, it is too late and the application was not filed as such. Concluding, "Governments are not meant in the process to pick winners and losers between applicants, yet this seems to be exactly what the some are asking GAC members to do."[http://www.donuts.co/news/files/donuts_reply_to_greece_early_warning.pdf Donuts Reply to Greece Early Warning, Donuts.co] Retrieved 21 Jan 2013 ==ROAR Domains v. Competition== In January 2013, [[Donuts]] published correspondence showing that [[ROAR Domains]], which is in partnership with [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] and has the backing of the [[International Rugby Board]] and [[FIBA|The International Basket Federation]] for its [[.rugby]] and [[.basketball]] apps, has been actively seeking ways to intimidate and see its competition disqualified from the strings. Both are contested by portfolio-applicant [[Donuts]]. Thus, they are apparently pushing for [[Donuts]] to be disqualified outright from the [[New gTLD Program]]. Such criticism of Donuts have previously been based on allegations about poor domaining practice, such as claims that Donuts co-founder [[Paul Stahura]] was involved with an excessive amount of [[UDRP]] cases with his former company, [[eNom]]. ROAR Domains wrote to Donuts, saying, "while we have no desire to join the chorus of voices speaking out against Donuts, it is incumbent on us to pursue the automatic disqualification of Applicant Guidebook Section 1.2.1, and every opposition and objection process available to us." Section 1.2.1 focuses on the applicant background check.[http://www.donuts.co/images/stories/donuts_reply_to_uk_early_warning.pdf Donuts Reply to UK Early Warning, Donuts.co]Published and Retrieved 10 Jan 2013 ROAR seemingly also boasted about obtaining 4 GAC warnings on behalf of its applications and noted that the complaints should see their way through to official GAC Advice.[http://domainincite.com/11545-fight-over-new-sports-gtlds-gets-real-ugly Fight Over New Sports gTLDs Gets Real Ugly, DomainIncite.com]Published and Retrieved 10 Jan 2013 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Sport New gTLDs|basketball]] __NOTOC__

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Registrar Details

F?d?ration Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
5, Route Suisse ? P.O Box 29
Mies, Geneva 1295
+44 (0)203 3880600
+44 (0)20 33 88 0601
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