November 20, 2017
World Rugby Strategic Developments, the registry operation of .RUGBY, recently announced the different launch phases of the TLD, as follows :
Sunrise : from November 15, 2017 to January 16, 2018 Registrations within this period are open to TMCH record holders, and the domain names will be allocated at the end of the Sunrise period.
Limited registration period 1 : from January 16, 2018 to April 27, 2018 It appears that this period will be open upon invitation only, on a first-come first-served basis. The Registry has yet to announce eligibility criteria for this period.
Limited registration period 2 : fom April 30 to June 28, 2018 This period will be restricted, but the Registry has yet to announce eligibility criteria for this period. All domain names will be allocated at the end of the Sunrise period.
Limited registration period 3 : from July 02, 2018 to June 29, 2019 This launch period, aka community period will be restricted to members of the rugby community worldwide. More details have yet to be announced. Registrations will be on a first-come first-served basis.
Early access period : from July 1 to July 9, 2019
General availability : July 8, 2019 No restriction has been announced, at this stage, for the registration of domain names in general availability.
We will not miss to update you on the matter. Please contact us for any additional information.