.cricket

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Status: Delegated
Registry: Famous Four Media
Registry Backend: Neustar
Type: Generic
Category: Sport
nTLDStats
Registrations: 28,087
Parked Domains: 21,378
Parked Domain %: 76.11 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 17 November 2014
General Availability: 17 February 2015

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.cricket is a gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. After a Private auction in May 2014, Famous Four Media (dot Cricket Limited) became the only applicant for the string. It was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 17th November, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]


Successful Applicant

  1. Famous Four Media (dot Cricket Limited)- Geir Rasmussen is the contact person in the application. The company filed for 61 new gTLDs.[2]

Previous Applicant

  1. Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd. (TLDH) - It is one of 68 applications that the company has filed on its own behalf.[3] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Donuts (Little Cover. LLC)- a start-up registry company that applied for 307 new gTLDs, each via a different LLC.[4] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

Private Auction

In a private auction conducted by Applicant Auction in May 2014, Famous Four won the rights to .cricket over the other two applicants for an undisclosed amount.[5]

TLDH & $15mm Auction Funding

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.[6]

Contract signed

On the 9th October 2014, Famous Four Media received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .cricket after passing the Initial Evaluation.[7]

Delegation

.cricket was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 17th November, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[8]


References