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.RUGBY Launch Schedule

Registry operator World Rugby Strategic Developments Limited has announced the tentative launch schedule for its new gTLD .RUGBY as follows:

Launch Period




TMCH Sunrise

15 November 2017

16 January 2018

End Date Sunrise – not first-come, first-served

LRP 1 - Invitation Priority Access

17 January 2018

27 April 2018

First-come, first-served

LRP 2 - Restricted Land Rush

30 April 2018

29 June 2018

All allocations at the end with auction of duplicates

LRP 3 - Community Priority Period

02 July 2018

28 June 2019

First-come, first-served

Early Access Period

01 July 2019

07 July 2019

First-come, first-served

General Availability

08 July 2019


First-come, first-served

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