Domain names ending in .RUGBY are a now reality. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers delegated the .RUBY domain name extension on the 7 of April 2017.
It is now a matter of time.
One domain name is active: http://nic.rugby/
The .RUGBY new gTLD
Jean Guillon partners with Financial and Player's agents; to advise clubs and International players regarding the Trademark protection of :
- Club names;
- Family names;
- Premium domain names (generic domain names with high added value).
What is a ".rugby" domain name?
The plusses in domain names related to sports is that they are - most of the time – generic: the same word is used worldwide: "Rugby" is the same word in all languages worldwide.
Launching a Top-Level Domain name, or a domain name extension, with ICANN offers better ways to reach and target a specific public like the Rugby players on Internet: every member from the Rugby community will be able to register a domain name like www.whatever.rugby.
- 04/11/2014: All 3 applications remain "on hold";
- 02/17/2014: Reconsideration request from Dot Rugby Limited;
- 02/04/2014: The International Rugby Board (IRB) has effectively killed off its two competitors for the .rugby top level domain name by winning a community objection. - See more at: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/04/donuts-and-famous-four-lose-rugby-domain-name-match/
There were 3 applications for the .RUGBY Top-Level Domain and one applicant only will be chosen by ICANN to manage the registry for these domain names:
- Atomic Cross, LLC ("Donuts"), application can be checked here
Passed Initial Evaluation (17 may 2013);
- dot Rugby Limited ("Famous Four Media"), application can be checked here
Passed Initial Evaluation (26 July 2013);
- Applicant n°3 (no name*), application can be checked here
Passed Initial Evaluation (3 may 2013).
* Applicant kindly asked not to have is name given here.