27th February 2019
There is a new home for all your towed water sports news, results and event information! The IWWF has now officially migrated to http://iwwf.sport, launching a website that stands the federation out as a leader, not only within the towed water sports world but also throughout the international sports movement. The digital move comes after the IWWF successfully applied for a .sport domain, managed and powered by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
“The IWWF is a great example of an organisation that is working hard for the good of sport around the world, and .sport is another tool that International Federations can utilise to make them even more recognisable,” GAISF Head of Digital Pierre Germeau said.
“.sport is a clear endorsement for IFs and reputable sports stakeholders and provides a great platform for the digital growth of the IWWF.”
A complete website redesign will also be carried out in the near future to match the IWWF’s new domain. Users who log onto the old site, iwwfed.com, or iwwfed.sport, will be automatically redirected to the IWWF’s new digital home.
.sport domains are only granted to legitimate bodies that play a prominent role in sport. As the World Governing Body for Towed Water Sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the move to .sport is a clear recognition of the IWWF’s place within the international sports movement.
The IWWF will also add other web addresses for their various disciplines, including waterski.sport, wakeboard.sport, barefoot-waterski.sport, cablewakeboard.sport, cableski.sport, disabled-waterski.sport, skiracing.sport, showski.sport, wakesurf.sport and wakesports.sport.
The International Gymnastics Federation was the first international governing body to alter its website address followed by the following IF’s:
- Federation Internationale de Savate
- International Dragon Boat Federation
- International Korfball Federation
- International Floorball Federation
- International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
- International Netball Federation
- International Orienteering Federation
- International Powerboating Federation
- International Powerlifting Federation
- International Federation of University Sports (FISU)
- World Confederation of Billiards Sport
- World Dodgeball
- World Flying Disc Federation
Recognised agencies and events using .sport domain include
- International Testing Agency
- Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games
- International Association of Athletics Federations Run 24:1
The other .sport stakeholders who have already joined the community and plan to migrate in the near future are:
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing