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.hiv is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) proposed by the Berlin-based nonprofit dotHIV and owned by Uniregistry as of September 2014. It is the first open charitable gTLD and its ICANN designation states that the domain's operator is precluded from making a profit. Funds raised from .hiv domain sales will initially benefit projects to increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment in Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.
{{TLD| |logo = DotHIVLogo.png |status = Delegated |manager = [[Uniregistry]] |country = |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider = |registrations = |date = |type = |category = [[:Category:Health New gTLDs|Health]] |community = |PIC = |priority = |keypeople = }} '''.hiv''' is a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) delegated to the [[Root Zone]] in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]] for spreading awareness, raising funds, and joining in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The registry is run by [[Uniregistry]]. The applicant and original [[Registry Operator]] was [[DotHIV gemeinnütziger e.V.]], but the TLD was put up for auction in April 2015. The auction failed to meet reserve and In September 2015, Uniregistry agreed to take over the gTLD and continue to run it under it's same business model, at least at the beginning.[http://domainincite.com/19359-uniregistry-will-stick-with-risky-hiv-model-for-now Uniregistry takes over .hiv]Retrieved 27 October 2016 ==Background== The Registry submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]] stating that "dotHIV as a social enterprise is driven by its sole mission to support the global HIV response. Therefore we will reinvest all excess profits in projects serving this mission."[https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1648 PIC Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org] Retrieved 12 March 2013 DotHIV's main goal is for every major website to create an additional .hiv version that would forward to the standard domain (e.g. Google could run google.hiv alongside google.com), with every click on a .hiv domain resulting in a micro-donation to organizations fighting HIV and AIDS, financed trough the accumulated registration fees. Users could chose whether to visit the standard web address or the .hiv address.[http://www.beyonddotcom.info/generics/new-top-level-domain-spotted-dothiv.html BeyondDotCom] A movie explaining the main concept in 111 seconds can be found here: [http://goo.gl/6W5KR Movie]. ==Application Process== ===European Commission Communiqué=== The [[European Commission]] flagged the application for .hiv outside of ICANN's defined remediation processes. Just after [[ICANN]]'s [[GAC]] issued its Early Warnings, which are advice given from one GAC member country to an applicant warning it of potential issues within its application, the [[European Commission]] issued a letter to all applicants within the [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD program]]. The letter highlights 58 applications that "could raise issues of compatibility with the existing legislation .. and/or with policy positions and objectives of the European Union." It notes a desire to open a dialogue with each offending applicant. The Commission specifically notes that this objection is not a part of the GAC Early Warning process, and goes on to note that "the Commission does not consider itself legally bound to [ICANN] processes," given that there is not legal agreement between the two bodies.[http://domainincite.com/docs/20121127093808906.pdf DomainIncite.com/Docs] Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012[http://domainincite.com/11130-europe-rejects-icanns-authority-as-it-warns-of-problems-with-58-new-gtlds Europe Rejects ICANNs Authority As it Warns of Problems with 58 New gTLDs, DomainIncite.com] Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012 ===Contract Signed=== On 13 March 2014 DotHIV gemeinnütziger e.V. received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by ICANN for .hiv after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 3 June 2014 ==Delegation and Availability== .hiv was delegated to the Root Zone of the [[DNS]] on 31 May 2014, completing the successful application for the string. ==External Links== * [http://dothiv.wordpress.com/category/news/ News] about dotHIV * [http://kempertrautmann.com/ Kempertrautmann] * [http://www.betterplace.org/en betterplace.org] ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Health New gTLDs|hiv]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|hiv]]

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Registrar Details

HIV Domain Name
Uniregistry, Corp.
Melchiorstr. 26
Berlin, Berlin 10179
+49 30 91 564 707
+49 30 55 207 087
Registry Website