The .SPORT Initiative
In 2012, the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), then known as SportAccord, applied to operate the .sport Internet extension on behalf of the worldwide sport community. Following contention resolution and related proceedings, the .sport extension was created in the root of the Internet Domain Name System on January 10, 2018.
A Community-Based Internet Extension
The .sport extension is defined as community-based. Community-based top-level domains are operated by the representative of their community, for the benefit of the community. The community-based commitments for the .sport extension are documented in Specification 12 of the .sport Registry Agreement entered into by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and GAISF on 16 Nov 2017. (See https://www.icann.org/resources/agreement/sport-2017-11-16-en )
A Policy Advisory Board representing the entire Sport Community
As a way to reach out to all parts of the Sport Community, GAISF has set up an advisory board for community-based policy development. This governing body is composed of representatives of international sports federations, IOC representatives, and is open to other sport stakeholders. As a consequence, the .sport top-level domain will truly be community-led and will be developed around the values, culture and principles of sport.