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New domain extensions

An introduction to the new domain extensions

Over 1000 new domain extensions (gTLDs) have gradually being added to the Internet (and there're more to come!). This article will explain: What is a TLD? What are the new domain extensions/new gTLDs? Who's ICANN and what role does it play? What are internationalised domain names (IDNs)? What are the categories of the new domain extensi...

Nov 06, 2015 09:59AM CET

What are the launch phases?

The new domain extensions are being launched in bite size pieces and each new domain will have its own launch date and specific periods to allow different groups to register their domain names. This article will explain: What's the Sunrise/Trademark holder period? What's the Landrush/Early Access period? What's General Availability? What’s...

Jan 02, 2019 10:51AM CET

All about the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is the central database for trademark information, created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during the launch periods of the new domain extensions. This article will explain: Who should register with the TMCH? What is the Sunrise/Trademark holder phase? How long does the Sunrise/Trad...

Jan 05, 2015 10:19AM CET

What is the Trademark Claims service?

The Trademark Claims service is an alert procedure for trademark owners registered with the TMCH, and registrants attempting to register a trademarked domain name. It takes place after the Sunrise phase (some of the new domain extensions will go directly to General Availability, without a Landrush phase), lasting for a minimum of 60 days. This ar...

Jan 05, 2015 10:20AM CET

Early Access Program (EAP) from the Donuts registry

The Donuts registry is a new domain registry that will be responsible for many of the new domain extensions. When a new domain extension is launched it usually follows an agreed sequence of launch phases, starting with Sunrise, then Landrush, before ending with General Availability. But domains managed by the Donuts registry work slightly differe...

Jan 05, 2015 10:24AM CET

What is the claims check?

The claims check is a new procedure that applies to the new domain extensions (new gTLDs) only. It adds an extra level of protection for trademark holders registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and it takes place during the Landrush and General Availability phases. Landrush and General Availability periods. This article will explain: ...

Jan 05, 2015 10:26AM CET