What is the .bet generic Top Level Domain Extension?
The online and offline world of betting is huge. Whether you're betting on your favorite sports team, spending a day at the races, betting on car races or sporting events, betting is a popular activity. It's often confusing and hard to know if the betting website you've come across is secure and reliable. From the surface, seeing a betting domain on one of the current extensions doesn’t really tell you much but, with the .bet domain extension, you know right away that this is a trusted site. For anyone who is operating a betting website or service, registering a .bet domain name will gain visitor trust, and bring more targeted hits to your website. You also impart a certain level of security with your visitors and encourage repeat visits to your domain. The new TLD also provides an opportunity to increase the professionalism and quality of your offerings. Register your .bet domain name to separate yourself and give your website a unique edge.
.bet gTLD Requirements
The new gTLD applications for the applicants, dot Bet Limited, Foggy Way, LLC, LADBROKES INTERNATIONAL PLC, and Afilias Limited, are still being reviewed but you can expect to see some extensions, like .bet become available in 2013 when they are released by ICANN.
Highly Regulated Domain
.bet is a "Highly Regulated Domain" which is subject to additional requirements mandated by ICANN.
- Legal Compliance: Registrants must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;
- Health and Financial Information: Registrants must acknowledge and agree that those who collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law;
- Abuse Contact Information: Registrants must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for the notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies in your main place of business;
- Possession of Necessary Credentials: Registrants must represent that he/she possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with such Highly Regulated TLD; and
- Report Material Changes to Credentials: Registrants must report any material changes to the validity of the Registrant’s authorizations, charters licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with the Highly Regulated TLD to ensure the Registrant continues to conform to the appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct activities in the interests of the consumer served.