(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The .CRICKET domain name opens its doors to the public today. From 15h00 UTC web addresses ending in .CRICKET (e.g. www.howzat.cricket) are available to cricket fans worldwide.
While cricket may seem to be a ‘minority’ sport to a lot of people in Europe and America, it is actually the second most watched sport in the world with between two and three billion fans globally.
Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners (one of the largest portfolio applicant groups) is launching the .CRICKET domain ending today (17th February 2015) at 15h00 UTC.
“Famous Four Media is delighted to be launching this exciting sports domain ending” said Andy Churley CMO, Famous Four Media. “.CRICKET is one of the first Sports domain endings to be released and is one of our favourite registries at Famous Four Media.”
Churley expands “Cricket fans are the most dedicated and passionate fans of any sport in the world. Cricket is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life. This fanaticism was nicely summed up by the Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter, who said ‘I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth – certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t too bad either’.”
.CRICKET domain names are for National, Regional and local Cricket Clubs and teams, Schools and colleges, players, coaches and officials and, of course, the fans.
.CRICKET domain names are available through Famous Four Media’s extensive network of ICANN accredited registrars, a list of which can be found here – www.famousfourmedia.com/registrars/accredited-registrars
Famous Four Media plans to launch 13 more domain extension in 2015, including .RACING and .WIN, to complement the three domain endings (.BID, .TRADE and .WEBCAM) that it launched in 2014.