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A Community .SPORT Space

The .sport Internet extension is for the 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.

  • Please read the General Availability and Registrant Eligibility Rules below carefully to ensure you get your domain

General Availability Information

  • Some domains are premium
  • Registrations will be in a pending-create state after registration. This means that each registration will be reviewed by the .sport Registry Validation Team.
  • Allocation occurs after successful review. The Validation Team endeavors to complete the review within 5 business days but cannot guarantee this for all cases.
  • A .sport registration must comply with .sport eligibility and name selection rules as set forth to the right.This means in particular that the role of the registrant must match the role of the domain.
  • The registry must be able to identify the registrant, both at and after registration. This means that proxy registrations cannot be accepted. Note: In line with current practice in the context of GDPR, the .sport Whois service will show the Organization field but will not publish the email address, postal address or telephone number.
  • The intended-use field is required. The intended-use field should contain a phrase or keyword expressing the registrant’s intended use of the domain. Additionally, unless the nexus between the registrant and the domain is well-known to the public at large, the intended-use field should also briefly describe how the registrant’s role matches the role of the domain.
  • If a registration does not meet the eligibility and name selection requirements, it will be rejected. The registry may reach out to the registrar and, if need be, to the registrant, before making a determination. There is an ongoing post-validation process.
  • So long as a domain is pending-create state, no other party can register that domain and no changes can be made to the domain. However, the changes to the registrant contact are allowed and the registrant can withdraw a registration request within 3 days. As soon as a registration has been withdrawn or rejected, it is possible for another party to register it (unless the registry determines that the name must be reserved).
  • The registration fee is refunded upon withdrawal or rejection.
  • If a registration is successfully validated, the domain is allocated (i.e. activated). The expiration date will be on the anniversary of the allocation date. The add grace period ends 5 days after allocation.

Registrant Eligibility

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. Specifically, Registrants in .SPORT must be recognized performers, organizers, promoters or supporters of federated Sport, or belong to categories of Registrants recognized by the .SPORT Policy Advisory Board (PAB). Eligible Registrants include, inter alia:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Validation of said nexus will be carried out on a case by case basis by the Registry Operator. Registrants are required to state the intended use for the registered domain name. A false statement of intended use is an indication of bad faith and may be the basis for the suspension of the domain name.

.SPORT Registration Options

  • 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
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Domain Registration FAQ

  • How do I buy a domain name?Buying a domain is easy! Just type in your desired domain name in the search box above to check availability. If your desired domain name is available, you can add the domain name to your shopping cart and check out.
  • What registration terms are allowed for domains?You can register your domain name with EnCirca for anytime from 1-10 years.
  • How long does it take to register my domain?Most domain names registered with EnCirca will appear in your account instantly.
  • How do I use web hosting for my website?EnCirca has many templates that allow you to quickly start your very own website for personal use or for business. Once you purchase your domain name, you need web hosting. Visit Here to view EnCirca’s web hosting and email hosting options and follow our steps to get started.
  • How do I use my domain name for email?EnCirca’s web hosting packages also offer email for up to as many mailboxes as you want. Visit Here to view EnCirca’s web hosting and email hosting options and follow our steps to get started.
  • How do I encrypt my domain name?Domain name encryption can come in many forms. As one of the most secure domain name registrars, EnCirca offers multiple levels of cybersecurity for your domain names. From SSL Certificate encryption, Secure DNS, and Secure Web Hosting to multi-factor authentication and domain name registrar locks, EnCirca has you covered. Visit Here to view our entire selection of cybersecurity tools for you domain name.

Handshake Domain FAQ

  • How do I buy a Handshake domain name?Buying a domain is easy! Just type in your desired Handshake domain name in the search box above to check availability. If your desired domain name is available, you can add the Handshake domain name to your shopping cart and check out.
  • How can I see my Handshake domain name?Handshake domains do not resolve on regular DNS sites. For example, in order to see encirca.txt, you must add it with a trailing slash and a DNS resolver.
  • How can I access my Handshake domain names since they don’t resolve on traditional DNS?

    There are many internet browsers that support Handshake domains such as Opera and various Chrome plugins.

    Please visit Access Handshake names for more options on how to view your Handshake domains

    NextDNS is one of the most popular methods for accessing Handshake domain names. Install NextDNS. You can click “try it now” on nextdns.io to connect your device and resolve Handshake domains. Scroll to the Setup Guide at NextDNS to select the option for your device, confirm with the green button at the top of the page, and then go to the “settings” tab to “resolve Handshake domains.”

    Install the Resolvr add-on to view Handshake names directly in the search bar of your Firefox browser.

    Try searching your site with the HNS.to gateway, which allows you to access Handshake names without downloading software or modifying your DNS settings. You may also conduct searches directly by prefixing Handshake domains with “hns.to/,” such as “hns.to/welcome.nb/.”

  • How long does it take to register my Handshake domain?You can register your Handshake domain name with EnCirca for anytime from 1-10 years. Most domain names registered with EnCirca will appear in your account instantly. If there is an issue, our support team will email you.
  • How do I use web hosting for my Handshake domain website?EnCirca has many templates that allow you to quickly start your very own website for personal use or for business. Once you purchase your domain name, you need web hosting. Visit Here to view EnCirca’s web hosting options and follow our steps to get started.
  • How do I use my Handshake domain name for email?Unfortunately, Handshake domains can’t use traditional email.

Blockchain FAQs

  • How will I be able to view a blockchain website?
    You will need to use a mirroring service, a browser extension or a browser that supports blockchain domains. Brave is one that supports blockchain domains natively.
  • Will I be able to search for and find blockchain domain websites on Google or other search engines?Major search engines do not currently index blockchain domain websites. For now, you will be able to search for them at unstoppabledomains.com, on partner applications that integrate our search bar, or on blockchain apps that index blockchain domain websites.
  • Are blockchain domains part of ICANN / traditional DNS?No. Blockchain domains are what’s called alternate roots. They are not part of the current DNS.
  • Will there be some sort of ‘whois’ record with my personal information associated to my domain?Not by default. Sharing ‘whois’ information is opt in i.e. something that you can choose to do if you want. Otherwise, your identity will not be publicly known.
  • How do trademarks work with blockchain domains?Trademark holders with proof of ownership can apply to claim ownership of trademarked names. If a trademark name has already been sold, then it will be refunded. Note – this process ends once domains have been distributed. Unstoppable Domains does not have the ability to move a domain once distribution has occurred.
  • How do payments work with my blockchain domain?Add your bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zilliqa addresses to your .zil or .crypto domain inside of the ‘my domains’ section at unstoppabledomains.com. When someone types yourname.zil into a supporting wallet, the wallet looks up that domain on the blockchain, finds the appropriate address, and sends to the address associated with that name.
  • Will I be able to transfer my domain?Yes. The domain is stored in EnCirca’s cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred to you. Contact support@encirca.com for transfer information.