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'''The Australian Football League (AFL)''' is the organization responsible for managing and promoting the the highest level of professional football competition in Australia. The AFL is composed of 17 football teams with an average of 36, 428 attendees per game in 2011. <ref>[http://www.afl.com.au/afl%20explained/tabid/10294/default.aspx AFL Explained Past and Present]</ref><ref>[http://stats.rleague.com/afl/crowds/2011.html AFL Attendance 2011]</ref>
'''The Australian Football League (AFL)''' is the primary organization responsible in managing and promoting the the highest professional football competition in Australia. AFL is composed of 17 football teams within Australia and it is one of the most popular sporting events with 36, 428 average attendees per game in 2011. <ref>[http://www.afl.com.au/afl%20explained/tabid/10294/default.aspx AFL Explained Past and Present]</ref>
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== Proposal for .afl Brand gTLD ==
<ref>[http://stats.rleague.com/afl/crowds/2011.html AFL Attendance 2011]</ref>
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In February, 2012, AFL confirmed its application for the [[.afl]] [[Brand TLD]]. According to the AFL General Manager of Strategy and Marketing, the organization's applications for the .afl TLD is to ensure that its trademark is protected and to promote the different football clubs and its partners within the AFL community. He said, ''"We think that it’s worth getting the trust and mark secured and getting the space secured, and then we’ll see what commercial opportunities and marketing opportunities [will] evolve over time."'' AFL hired [[Melbourne IT]] to develop the business plan and the application for the .afl gTLD with ICANN while the back-end registry solutions will be provided by [[ARI Registry Services]].<ref>[http://www.cio.com.au/article/415733/afl_kicks_off_its_top-level_domain_application/ AFL kicks off its top-level domain application]</ref>
 
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===Potential Benefits of the .afl gTLD===
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Melbourne IT identified some of the potential benefits of .afl TLD, which include:<ref>[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/afl-dot-com-to-become-dot-afl/story-fn7celvh-1226273351435 AFL 'dot com' to become 'dot afl']</ref>
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* Allows fans to easily find relevant online content
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* Improves online protection for AFL, football clubs and players
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* Supports the growth of clubs and media channels for the AFL
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* Enhances the support and promotion of education for grass roots and community football
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* Marketing call to actions will become more simple
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* Provides opportunities for sponsors to promote partnerships with the AFL community
 
==History==
 
==History==
Originally, the Australian Football League was known as the Victorian Football League (VFL) which was founded in 1897 football clubs including Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne, St Kilda and South Melbourne. Tom Wills is recognized as one of the founders of Australian Football. He introduced the sport in Australia 1857, developed the first rules of the game and formed the Melbourne Football Club in 1858. The sport became popular which paved the way to the establishment of the Victorian Football Club. By 1997  VFL was already composed of 16 teams. Due to its national expansion, its name was changed to Australian Football League. <ref>[http://www.afl.com.au/development/aflexplained/history/tabid/10296/default.aspx AFL History]</ref>
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Originally, the Australian Football League was known as the Victorian Football League (VFL), which was founded in 1897 football clubs, and included Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne, St. Kilda and South Melbourne. Tom Wills is recognized as the founder of Australian football as introduced the sport in Australia 1857, developed the first rules of the game and formed the Melbourne Football Club in 1858. In 1997, a hundred years after its founding, the AFL was composed of 16 teams. The name was changed from VFL to AFL in 1990 due to the national expansion of the sport.<ref>[http://www.afl.com.au/development/aflexplained/history/tabid/10296/default.aspx AFL History]</ref><ref>[http://www.footy.com.au/dags/FAQ2v1-5.html FAQ, Footy.com]</ref>
 
 
== Proposal for .afl Brand gTLD ==
 
On February 2012, AFL confirmed its application for the [[.afl]] [[Brand gTLD]]. According to AFL General Manager of Strategy and Marketing, the organizations applications for the .afl TLD is to ensure that its trademark isprotected and to promote the different football clubs and its partners within the AFL community. He said, ''"We think that it’s worth getting the trust and mark secured and getting the space secured, and then we’ll see what commercial opportunities and marketing opportunities [will] evolve over time."'' AFL hired [[Melbourne IT]] to develop the business plan and the application for the .afl gTLD with ICANN while the back-end registry solutions will be provided by [[ARI Registry Services]].<ref>[http://www.cio.com.au/article/415733/afl_kicks_off_its_top-level_domain_application/ AFL kicks off its top-level domain application]</ref>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 16:39, 18 March 2021

Australian Football League.JPG
Industry: Sports
Founded: 1897
Country: Australia
Website: www.afl.com.au
Facebook: AFL
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@AFL
Key People
Andrew Demetriou, CEO
Andrew Callerall, AFL General Managers
nTLDStats
TLDs: 1
Registrations: 84

More Info: nTLDStats

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the organization responsible for managing and promoting the the highest level of professional football competition in Australia. The AFL is composed of 17 football teams with an average of 36, 428 attendees per game in 2011. [1][2]

Proposal for .afl Brand gTLD

In February, 2012, AFL confirmed its application for the .afl Brand TLD. According to the AFL General Manager of Strategy and Marketing, the organization's applications for the .afl TLD is to ensure that its trademark is protected and to promote the different football clubs and its partners within the AFL community. He said, "We think that it’s worth getting the trust and mark secured and getting the space secured, and then we’ll see what commercial opportunities and marketing opportunities [will] evolve over time." AFL hired Melbourne IT to develop the business plan and the application for the .afl gTLD with ICANN while the back-end registry solutions will be provided by ARI Registry Services.[3]

Potential Benefits of the .afl gTLD

Melbourne IT identified some of the potential benefits of .afl TLD, which include:[4]

  • Allows fans to easily find relevant online content
  • Improves online protection for AFL, football clubs and players
  • Supports the growth of clubs and media channels for the AFL
  • Enhances the support and promotion of education for grass roots and community football
  • Marketing call to actions will become more simple
  • Provides opportunities for sponsors to promote partnerships with the AFL community

History

Originally, the Australian Football League was known as the Victorian Football League (VFL), which was founded in 1897 football clubs, and included Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne, St. Kilda and South Melbourne. Tom Wills is recognized as the founder of Australian football as introduced the sport in Australia 1857, developed the first rules of the game and formed the Melbourne Football Club in 1858. In 1997, a hundred years after its founding, the AFL was composed of 16 teams. The name was changed from VFL to AFL in 1990 due to the national expansion of the sport.[5][6]

References