Besides for possible Qualified Launch Programs, is there any way for a Registry Operator to Allocate or register domain names prior to its Sunrise Periods?

A Registry Operator may, after signing its Registry Agreement and until the start date of its Sunrise Period, apply to ICANN for approval to conduct an Approved Launch Program.

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