Minds + Machines Wins Back-End Registry Services Contract for .basketball
· FIBA to apply for the .BASKETBALL generic Top Level Domain;
· Minds + Machines appointed to provide back-end registry services;
· FIBA is the world governing body of basketball representing 213 National Basketball Federations;
· Basketball has a following of more than 450 million players and fans.
Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (AIM:TLDH.L) is delighted to report that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Minds + Machines, has been appointed by FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, to provide back-end registry services for FIBA’s proposed .basketball generic top level domain (“gTLD”).
FIBA confirmed its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) for .basketball via a press statement on 25 April 2012.
Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of Top Level Domain Holdings, commented:
We are honoured to be partnering with FIBA and ROAR Domains LLC on this application. Basketball is a global sport embracing a community of more than 450 million people. We believe the .basketball domain can have an important role to play in promoting the sport and enhancing the community of federations, clubs, players and fans.
The full text of FIBA’s announcement on its .basketball gTLD application to ICANN, including the appointment of Minds+Machines, is available here
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About Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
Top Level Domain Holdings is a publicly-traded holding company listed on the London AIM market. The company is focused on the new top-level domain space. Top-level domains, such as .com, run by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and .biz, run by NeuStar (NYSE: NSR), are regulated by ICANN. ICANN has announced plans to expand the number of top-level domains. TLDH intends to make targeted investments in this space, focusing on both infrastructure technologies and specific top-level domains.
About Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines is a registry services provider that works internationally with commercial organisations, cities, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs to secure and operate new web domains, known as top-level domains (TLDs). Minds and Machines Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Top Level Domains Holdings Limited.