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Sunrise Periods for First Wave of gTLDs Are Now Open




by:
Duane Morris LLP - Philadelphia Office

 
December 11, 2013

Previously published on December 9, 2013

ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has approved the first wave of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) for release. The introduction of new gTLDs triggers a mandatory 30-day "Sunrise Period" to give trademark holders the opportunity to register their existing marks for any new corresponding domains. In order to take advantage of the Sunrise Period, trademark holders need to have their trademarks registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse. After the Sunrise Period ends, the gTLDs can be made available for sale to the public. However, some registrars are already allowing users to pre-register for a number of new gTLD names at no cost.

The Sunrise Periods for the following domain names are now open.

gTLD

SUNRISE CLOSES

GENERAL AVAILABILITY

.ventures

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.singles

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.bike

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.holdings

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.plumbing

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.guru

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.clothing

January 24, 2014

January 29, 2014

.camera

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014

.equipment

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014

.estate

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014

.gallery

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014

.graphics

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014

.lighting

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014

.photography

January 31, 2014

February 5, 2014



Additionally, the Sunrise Periods for the following TLDs will open up in the next two weeks

gTLD

SUNRISE OPENS

SUNRISE CLOSES

.directory

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.kitchen

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.today

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.contractors

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.construction

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.technology

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.land

December 10, 2013

February 7, 2014

.diamonds

December 17, 2013

February 14, 2014

.enterprises

December 17, 2013

February 14, 2014

.tips

December 17, 2013

February 14, 2014

.voyage

December 17, 2013

February 14, 2014


ICANN has also approved and released the TLDs below. The Sunrise Periods for these domains are anticipated to open in early 2014.

.menu

.uno

.tattoo

.sexy



 

The views expressed in this document are solely the views of the author and not Martindale-Hubbell. This document is intended for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance.
 

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