The best way to get a domain name for tld publishing

I'm interested in a "rare" domain called the .dev Top Level Domain. What is the best way to do this?

Is there a way to buy a domain as it becomes available? Or can I get access hours earlier by using a VPN in a particular country or by registering with a registrar in a particular country?

Or maybe a few other "cheaty" tricks to find a desired domain name?