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 Group Limited is a publicly traded holding company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange focused on the new generic top-level domain (New gTLD) space. Top-level domains, such as .com and .net are regulated by ICANN. ICANN is currently expanding the number of new generic top-level domains from the current 23 to over 1000 through its 'New gTLD program'. The Group is one of the leading applicants for new gTLDs under this programme. (Learn More)
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