It is a new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for rugby union, rugby league, and other forms of the sport.
It will provide a dedicated Internet space to showcase your passion for rugby. Rugby clubs, regional associations, schools, sports suppliers, national supporters' groups, or anyone else with an interest in the sport can benefit from their own .rugby web address.
· Individual club sites with news and information about fixtures and players
· A collective website covering all 20 English Premiership teams and their matches
· Extensive editorial content following all major Series tournaments such as England's Autumn Internationals and Six Nations tournament
· Regularly updated live scores and results
· Information on clubs, players, and referees
· Information on competitions and events such as the upcoming Women's World Cup in 2017
· An online directory of contact details for all registered clubs in England
· A community space where people can network with other rugby fans, share their experiences and advice, and discuss local matches.
The .rugby domain name will not replace club or school websites; it is an additional option that they can choose to register (subject to availability). It complements rather than competes with existing resources. Clubs will still be able to host news and information about fixtures and players on their own web address (.clubs) if they wish.
Who cannot register a .rugby domain name?
The .rugby domain name is for organizations and individuals with a genuine connection to the sport of rugby. It cannot be registered by commercial businesses or anyone looking to profit from its use.
This includes third-party providers who may wish to offer domain name services as part of a broader package (e.g. website design, hosting, marketing).
Commercial entities already operating in the rugby market (such as sports equipment suppliers, retail outlets, tour operators) are welcome to use the .rugby domain name for their own websites, but they must do so in a way that is consistent with the spirit of the domain and does not exploit its goodwill.
Why choose a .rugby domain name?
With .rugby, you can build an online identity around your passion for this great sport.
· People will be able to find your website easily when searching for rugby-related information or looking to buy or sell rugby-related products and services.
· Your .rugby domain name will appear exactly the same in a web browser and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, giving you more visibility.
· It will help promote the work that you do with young people in your community, whether that's introducing children to the game of rugby, coaching players at a school or club, organizing competitions, fundraising efforts, or staying involved through administration.
· It is a unique and memorable domain name that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Who can register a .rugby domain name?
Any individual or organization with an interest in the sport of rugby can register a .rugby web address.
Domain names are available for registration by anyone worldwide; there are no restrictions based on nationality or geographic location.
What is required to register a .rugby domain name?
There are no prerequisites to registering a .rugby domain name. Anyone who has an interest in the sport and wants their own Top-Level Domain (TLD) web address is welcome to do so.