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'''.vip''' is a [[TLD]] delegated in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. After an [[ICANN auction]] that occurred in September 2014, Top Level Domain Holdings (TLDH) became the only applicant for the TLD. DotVIP was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] 25 November 2015.<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings .VIP Delegation. Retrieved 30 Nov 2015.}</ref>
# [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] - .vip is one of 68 applications that Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd. has filed for on its own behalf.<ref>[http://www.tldh.org/2012/06/gtld-application-update-92-applications-submitted/ gTLD Application Update 92 applications submitted, TLDH.org]</ref> This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1541 here].
On February 26 2013, [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] announced that it had entered into a funding agreement worth $15 million to be used in the case of auction for a specific unnamed TLD. The investor will not receive ownership of the TLD but a share of future revenues. TLDH did not name the TLD that the funds are directed for, and it is in 11 head to head contentions and 12 featuring more than one contender.<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2013/02/26/tldh-gets-up-to-15-million-for-a-single-top-level-domain-name-auction/ TLDh Gets 15 Million for A Single Top Level Domain Name Auction, DomainNameWire.com] Published and Retrieved 26 Feb 2013</ref>
# [[VIP Registry Pte. Ltd.]]
An official Legal Rights Objection was filed by the applicant [[I-Registry Ltd.]]., against all fellow applicants.<ref>[http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/lro/cases/ LRO Cases, WIPO.int]</ref>