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The application for the .horse TLD is supported by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Keeneland Pony Club,Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Inforatag Racing Stable LLC. <ref>[http://www.dothorseproject.com/category/supporters/ Supporters]</ref>
.Horse is a generic top level domain targeted to equine industry professionals, including trainers, instructors, breeders, faciality mangers, bloggers, or horse enthusiasts.
.horse was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on 31 March, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref name="delegation"></ref>
= ==Application Details
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
In the United Kingdom, 43 percent of households have at least one member with some form of interest in equestrianism. This interest is also growing. In 1999, only 2.4 million UK residents had ridden in the last 12 months. In 2011, that number had almost doubled to 4.2 million. According to the British Horse Industry Confederation, the equestrian sector is the single largest sporting employer in the UK.
We specifically examined more restrictive registration policies, such as limiting registration to members of organizations with a specific tie to horses. We rejected such limitations because they would interfere with .HORSE’s primary mission, purpose and goals--which is to encourage as many registrants as possible to associate themselves with horses for any legal purpose. Factors that we took into account when considering a more restrictive registration policy included:
With respect to protecting registrant privacy and confidential information, we will comply with all applicable ICANN rules, including Whois policies, and all applicable laws, rules and regulations of appropriate jurisdictions. Registrant privacy and use of confidential information are set forth in our Privacy & Whois Policy. Information concerning updates and changes to the Privacy & Whois Policy will be promptly and prominently displayed on the .HORSE web site."<ref>[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1723 Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org] Retrieved 28 Feb 2013</ref>
On November 21, 2013 [[TLDH]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .horse after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 02 Dec 2013</ref>