The launch schedule of this new gTLD dedicated to the basketball community has been announced by its registry operator, the International Basketball Federation FIBA.See here
The Sunrise period of .basketball, which is open to the owners of trademarks registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), takes place between June 19 and August 21, 2017. The domain names applied for will be allocated at the end of the Sunrise period (End date method).
Several community-reserved access periods will follow the Sunrise period:
From August 22 to October 20, 2017: Community Priority Period: Invitation Priority Access Only specific categories of persons and entities from the basketball community will be invited to register the domain name of their choice.
From October 23 to December 22, 2017: Community Priority Period: Landrush Domain name registrations will be available to the entire basketball community. Competing applications will be resolved through mediation or auction.
From January 4, 2018 to January 7, 2019: Community Priority Period: General This period will also be dedicated to the basketball community. However, this time, the domain names will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The General Availability period (open to all) will start on January 8, 2019 with a 7 days Early access program, during which .basketball domain names will be available for registration subject to an additional fee.
Please contact the IP TWINS team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding domain name registrations for “.basketball”.