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Minds + Machines Will Host New dot Rugby gTLD

Minds + Machines was chosen by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to be the registry services provider for the new dot Rugby gTLD. TLDH, our parent company, will work with ROAR Domains to help with the administration of the gTLD, while Minds + Machines will provide backend registry services on its Espresso platform.

The IRB informed the press yesterday, and TLDH followed this morning with its own press release. Rugby is a huge sport in the world (in some parts, the only sport), so we're very pleased at our selection.

The IRB is committed to letting only valid registrants use .RUGBY, but they take a wide view of who that entails. Robert Brophy, acting CEO of the IRB, said: "If we are successful in our application we propose to work in partnership with our national federations to make the .RUGBY domain name available to the global Rugby family at all levels, including, players, from amateur to professional, tournament owners, organisers and, of course, fans."

We're looking forward to serving those same stakeholders. Dot RUGBY, with the IRB behind it, is a marquee gTLD with a built-in fan base that has every potential of being recognized as the home of rugby on the Internet. We're happy to be a part of this effort.

About Minds + Machines

Minds + Machines

Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX) is a leading owner and operator of new generic Top Level Domains ("gTLDs"), and provides registry services to a range of high-profile clients. The Group also provides domain name services to consumers through its wholly owned registrar operations in the US and Europe. Learn More

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