Domain names ending in ".rugby" are coming.

The .RUGBY new gTLD was delegated

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/

dotRUGBY (.RUGBY) domain names

The .RUGBY new gTLD

Jean Guillon partners with Financial and Player's agents; to advise clubs and International players regarding the Trademark protection of :
  1. Club names;
  2. Family names;
  3. Trademarks;
  4. Premium domain names (generic domain names with high added value).
What is a ".rugby" domain name?

A ".rugby" domain name is a domain name ending in ".rugby" instead of ".com", for example.

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.

Updates :
2016/2017 will be a great year for rugby on Internet, domain names dedicated FOR rugby will become available to register.

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:
  1. Atomic Cross, LLC ("Donuts"), application can be checked here
    Passed Initial Evaluation (17 may 2013);
  2. dot Rugby Limited ("Famous Four Media"), application can be checked here
    Passed Initial Evaluation (26 July 2013);
  3. Applicant n°3 (no name*), application can be checked here
    Passed Initial Evaluation (3 may 2013).
Example of domain names that you can register when the ICANN application process is terminated:
  • www.player.RUGBY
  • www.club.RUGBY 
  • www.XIII.RUGBY
  • www.ffr.RUGBY 
  • www.castres.RUGBY 
  • www.stade.RUGBY 
  • www.rwc.RUGBY 

* Applicant kindly asked not to have is name given here.