Famous Four Media
|Type:||Privately Held LLC|
|Geir Rasmussen, CEO|
Brian Winterfeldt, Secondary Contact, Legal Adviser
Iain Roache, Chairman
Rob_McCrea, Head of Account Management
|More Info: nTLDStats|
Famous Four Media (Domain Venture Partners) is a prominent applicant in ICANN's New gTLD Program. It has applied for 60 generic TLDs. In addition to its main headquarters in Gibraltar, the company also has operations in London and New York. They have partnered with Neustar for the backend registry and technical requirements. The company has set up a separate Limited company to act as the applicant for each individual application. About 10 of its applications are uncontested, though some uncontested strings have pluralized versions applied for by other entities (i.e., .accountant v. .accountants)
Strings Applied For
.party .book .baby .fashion .accountant .app .basketball .bet .bid .bingo .buy .casino .chat .cricket .date .delivery .diet .energy .faith .football .forum .game .hockey .hotel .loan .money .movie .music .news .search .poker .restaurant .review .rugby .run .sale .science .shop .soccer .sport .stream .download .taxi .tennis .tickets .webcam .wine .trade .men .win .golf .racing .love .law .charity .play
Famous Four Media submitted a Public Interest Commitment (PIC) for about a third of its gTLD applications. PICs are voluntary amendments that applicants can create, sign, and undertake along with the general registry agreement in order to hold their registry operations to certain standards. They seem to originally have been developed as a way to allow applicants to appease GAC members that may be concerned about how their application stands as is, or how ICANN will be able to ensure a potential registry remains compliant with its aspirations and mandate as it defined in its summary of its proposed operations in the TLD application. Prior to PICs, there was no clear way of defining operating procedures when moving from the long form essays in the TLD application to the Registry Agreement.
Their PICs provide for: open registration policies; additional capital city names protections and protections for IGOs; creation of a searchable Whois database and audits of that database; clearly defined parameters of abusive behavior; maintenance of a single point of contact regarding issues of abuse.