Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Next New Domain Extension Launch - 26 November 2013

.Shabaka was the first new domain name extension to launch (31 October 2013). It is still in the Sunrise period, which ends 29 December 2013. Read more about this launch on our website at

The next set of Sunrise launches, listed below, start on 26 November 2013. Information and pricing relating to each launch can be found at the corresponding link.


How to apply for a domain name in Sunrise period?
  1. Submit your registered trademark to Lexsynergy for validation with the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH"). 
  2. When the trademark is validated we will receive a Signed Mark Data ("SMD") file from the TMCH. 
  3. We will use the SMD file to apply for your domain name that matches your trademark.
  4. At the end of the Sunrise period the applications will be processed and if you are the only applicant it will be allocated to you. If two or more applicants applied for the same domain name, during the Sunrise, the domain name will be allocated after an auction involving the applicants. The highest bid wins.
Due to the number of trademarks being submitted to the TMCH delays validating a trademark can be experienced. It is therefore important to submit your trademark for validation as soon as possible.

If you are looking for a cost effective solution to protect your trademarks in "one-go" in over 200 new domain name extensions the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) may be a viable option. Read about the DPML here.

Lexsynergy is an ICANN accredited registrar and TMCH Agent and able to assist you with each step listed in points 1-4 above.

Contact us for more information about how we can assist in protecting your marks within the new domain name extensions.

No comments: