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

    … release names as soon as their CI period is over, so it appears to be at the registries’ discretion when the names are released. I gather some intend to do so as soon as today. Also, any name that was blocked due to a collision and also appears in the Trademark Clearinghouse will have to remain blocked until it has been subject to a Sunrise period…

    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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