Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New gTLD Launch Timetable

Over the next 2-3 years hundreds of new domain name extensions will launch such as .africa, .shop, and .app.

Each new domain name extension will launch with a Sunrise period. The Sunrise is the trademark priority period during which a trademark owner can apply to register a domain name that matches its verified registered trademark.

After the close of the Sunrise period, the new gTLD will be opened to the public for the Landrush (domains sold at a premium) and General Availability registration periods.

In order to take advantage of the Sunrise period a trademark must be validated with the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH"). Read more about the TMCH here.

We have added a launch timetable to our website so you can keep up to date with each launch date and the specific requirements for each. The table can be viewed here.

Lexsynergy is a TMCH agent and can submit your trademarks to the TMCH. As an ICANN accredited registrar we can also process your Sunrise application.

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