Sunrise Period

A sunrise period is a period of time after the launch of a new top-level domain or second-level domain during which owners of trademarks may register a domain name containing the owned mark. Numerous domains have launched or plan to launch with a sunrise period, including info, mobi, pk, and eu. The World Intellectual Property Organization provided assistance to info administrator Afilias during its sunrise period.
Posts about Sunrise Period
  • Millions of new gTLD domains to be released as collision blocks end

    … collisions are domains in new gTLDs that were already receiving DNS root traffic well before the gTLD was delegated, suggesting that they may be in use on internal networks. To avoid possible harm from collisions, ICANN forced registries to make these names unavailable for registration and to resolve to the deliberately non-functional and odd-looking…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • .ooo sales targets are batshit crazy

    … seems to be expecting 35,000 to 40,000 sunrise registrations. That’s impossible. The .ooo sunrise period starts today, when there’s just shy of 33,000 trademarks listed in the Trademark Clearinghouse. A TMCH listing is of course required to buy a name at sunrise, so even if every mark in the TMCH converted to a .ooo name — which they won’t — the TLD…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 6 readers -
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