Cost $390.00 /yr
Open From 08 January '19

About .sport

The .sport extension is for the sports community. This means that everyone who plays by the rules is included, and also means that there are rules to protect legitimate interests, including the concerns of brands, sponsors, and the collective community.

Registrations of domain names ending in .sport will be categorized. Key groups of .sport domain registrants include:

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

Eligibility Requirements

To register and renew a .SPORT domain name the Registrant must be an individual or a legal entity with a nexus to the .SPORT community at the time of registration and thereafter. Eligible Registrants include:

1

Sports Performers and Organizers: This class of registrants is intended to encompass those individuals, businesses, and organizations that produce sport content as publicly visible performers or organize and structure it. Specifically enumerated members of this group include: athletes, clubs, trainers, support staff, events, governing bodies, etc.

2

Corporate Partners: This class of registrants is intended to encompass businesses, and organizations who support the production of sport content by providing resources in exchange for sport-related visibility, including sponsors and media.

Launch Information

All times are UTC, unless otherwise stated.

Phase Dates Allocation Cost Eligibility
Priority 1: Sunrise
Starts
4 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
Ends
4 Dec 2018
5:00 PM
Applications eligible solely under this Sunrise category will be allocated with priority over any Limited Registration Period. Names falling under this category will be allocated shortly after the end of the Launch Period. If more than one application is received for a domain name it will be resolved via auction. $1,250.00 TMCH Validation
Priority 2: GAISF-recognized Sport Disciplines
Starts
4 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
Ends
4 Dec 2018
5:00 PM
Allocation will occur at the end of the phase.

Applications eligible under this category 2 will be allocated with priority over eligible Priority 3,
4, 5, and 6 applications.

Pricing during this phase varies depending on the domain you are registering. Contact support@lexsynergy.com for pricing details.
$1,250.00 This category is for eligible applicants to apply for a closed list of names corresponding to
GAISF-recognized sport disciplines and subdisciplines in English and/or other languages, for example: gymnastics.sport (English), turnen.sport (German), гимнастика.sport (Russian), 体操.sport (Japanese), decathlon.sport, motocross.sport. To be eligible, applicants must have nexus to the discipline or subdiscipline applied for.

The .SPORT Registry Operator will validate all applications as only those in the enumerated list of names corresponding to GAISF-recognized sport disciplines and subdisciplines may be
allocated under this category.
Priority 3: Governing Bodies and Public Authorities
Starts
4 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
Ends
4 Dec 2018
5:00 PM
Allocation will occur at the end of the phase.

Applications eligible under this category 3 will be allocated with priority over eligible Priority 4,
5, and 6 applications.
$1,250.00 Limited Registration Period during which:
1. Federations and other sport Governing Bodies will be allowed to apply for their names, including any clear variations and abbreviations thereof (e.g. acronyms) and other terms in common use to describe them, and
2. Public Authorities may apply for names which are used or will be used by them for sport-related activities.

Either the Registry Operator or its specialized agents will individually and thoroughly validate
applications under this category. Registry Operator may request additional information to the applicant to validate requests such as, among others, proof of identity, proof of involvement with sport activities, or commitment to get involved in such activities, when applicable.
Priority 4: Clubs and Other Disciplines
Starts
4 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
Ends
4 Dec 2018
5:00 PM
Allocation will occur at the end of the phase.

Applications eligible under this Priority 4 Category will be allocated with priority over eligible Priority 5 and 6 applications. Names falling under this category will be allocated shortly after the end of the Launch Period but will be kept in serverHold status until the first week of 2019.
$1,250.00 Limited Registration Period during which:
1. Eligible applicants will be allowed to apply for names corresponding to non-GAISF recognized sport disciplines and subdisciplines; and
2. Sport clubs affiliated to Sport Federations will be allowed to apply for their names, including any clear variations and abbreviations thereof (e.g. acronyms) and other terms in common use to describe them.

Either the Registry Operator or its specialized agents will individually and thoroughly validate
applications under this category. Registry Operator may request additional information to the applicant to validate requests such as, among others, proof of identity or proof of involvement with sport activities or events, when applicable.
Priority 5: Atheletes
Starts
4 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
Ends
4 Dec 2018
5:00 PM
Allocation will occur at the end of the phase.

Applications eligible under this Priority 5 Category will be allocated with priority over eligible Priority 6 applications. Names falling under this category will be allocated shortly after the end of the Launch Period but will be kept in serverHold status until the first week of 2019.
$1,250.00 Limited Registration Period during which licensed athletes will be allowed to apply for their names, including any clear variations and abbreviations thereof (e.g. acronyms) and other terms in common use to refer to them.

Either the Registry Operator or its specialized agents will individually and thoroughly validate
applications under this category. Registry Operator may request additional information to the applicant to validate requests such as, among others, proof of identity of the athlete, sport license status, etc.
Priority 6: Other Brands, Events and Corporate Partners
Starts
4 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
Ends
4 Dec 2018
5:00 PM
Applications eligible under this Priority 6 Category will be allocated with priority over eligible names that may be received in the General Availability period. Names falling under this category will be allocated shortly after the end of the Launch Period but will be kept in
serverHold status until the first week of 2019.
$1,250.00 Limited Registration Period during which recognized Sport Events Organizers, sponsors,
Right-holders, sports-related media, and other sports-related Corporate Partners will be allowed to apply for:
1. Their names, including any clear variations and abbreviations thereof (e.g. acronyms);
2. Their brands; and
3. Names related to sport events.

Either the Registry Operator or its specialized agents will individually and thoroughly validate
applications under this category. Registry Operator may request additional information to the applicant to validate requests such as, among others, proof of identity, proof of a valid trademark, relationship to the sport event, etc.
General Availability
Starts
8 Jan 2019
5:00 PM
First come, first served $390.00 Must meet the general eligibility requirements of .sport.
General Remarks

Additional Launch Information:

Dates
The Launch Period for .SPORT will start on 4 September 2018 17:00 UTC and will end on 6 November 2018 17:00 UTC: During this Launch Period Applications for all 6 categories will be accepted simultaneously.

Allocation
Applications during the Launch Period will be allocated at the end of this Launch Period window according to the hierarchy of priority status of each category. Thus, each category will be completely allocated (i.e. accepted, rejected or sent to contention resolution) before any name on the next category is allocated.

Validation
Each claim of priority will be individually and thoroughly validated by the Registry Operator. Self-declaration will not be sufficient. Specifically, Registrants are required to state their intended use of the registered domain name. A false statement of intended use is an indication of bad faith and can be the basis for the suspension of the domain name.

Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Registration Information

Registration Periods 1 - 10 years
Renewal Periods 1 - 10 years
Backorder Supported
Local Presence Not Required
WHOIS Privacy Supported
Supports IDN Yes
Related TLDs futbol, cricket, golf, soccer, basketball, rugby