.agakhan Domain Name

.agakhan

.agakhan Domain Name

Applicant Aga Khan Foundation has applied for the .agakhan domain. As this is a branded domain, this will initially not be available for public registrations. Review the application for more information.

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.agakhan Domain Information

Applicant Full Legal Name

Fondation Aga Khan (Aga Khan Foundation)

Legal Establishment

Non-profit institution (foundation)

Parent Company

Not applicable

Joint Venture Partner

Not applicable

Applicant Address

1 - 3 avenue de la Paix
Geneva 1202
CH

State Jurisdiction

Switzerland

Applicant Website

Http://www.akdn.org

Applied for gTLD

AGAKHAN

Domain Registration Status

Closed

Mission/Purpose of Domain Extension

Aga Khan is the hereditary title of the Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. The current Imam, the 49th hereditary Imam, is His Highness the Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network. The title of "Aga Khan" dates to 1818, when Hassan Ali Shah, the 46th... Read more

Aga Khan is the hereditary title of the Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. The current Imam, the 49th hereditary Imam, is His Highness the Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network. The title of "Aga Khan" dates to 1818, when Hassan Ali Shah, the 46th Ismaili Imam, was granted the honorary hereditary title of "Aga Khan" by the Shah of Persia.

The Aga Khan name has become synonymous with the institutions of His Highness the Aga Khan and his predecessors have set up over the past 100 years. Institutions, projects and programmes associated with the Aga Khan operate within a unified, coherent framework, in over 25 countries, many of them with their own identities and domain names. These organizations range from development programmes, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, to research and educational institutions such as the Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan Academies. The Aga Khan name also encompasses many scores of volunteer-run programmes that currently operate under different identities, such as the Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board.

An .AGAKHAN TLD would provide the means to link these institutions together and unify them under a solid association with the Aga Khan, reducing confusion and providing an assurance of the origin of information to the stakeholders. Domains under the .AGAKHAN TLD would signify that the institution using a domain name is a bonafide entity established by His Highness the Aga Khan, with his express consent.

This application is therefore largely based on the need to reinforce an identity that has come to be associated, in many countries, with certain characteristics, such as excellence, as well as the name of the hereditary leader of the Ismaili Muslims. Based on this dynamic, we expect to have 20 domains under management (DUMs) after three years.
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