With the first wave on new generic TLD domain name extensions expecting to go live in Q3 of 2013, this opportunity will also bring protection issues for trademark owners around the world. While a "Sunrise Phase" has been mandated by ICANN to be available to registered trademark holders, in order to participate in any new gTLD registrations during this exclusive phase, participants are required to register and validate their trademark(s) in the TMCH. As your trusted Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) Validation Partner, 101domain is here to make sure your trademarks are validated on-time and hassle-free.
A trademark is validated with the TMCH for 1, 3, or 5 years. 101domain recommends 5 years which should easily get you through the entire new gTLD program launch.
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Applications are submitted to the TMCH with information based on a valid trademark from any jurisdiction in the world, a copy of the trademark, as well as evidence that the trademark is being actively used. The TMCH will review the application after submission for accuracy, validity and satisfaction of all requirements. Once validated, the application is then used to apply for your matching domain names in new gTLD Sunrise Phases, well before the general public can attempt to register them.
As a corporate client, you may request a volume discount quote. Let our extensive experience in complex TLD launch management and trademark validation processes guide your continued brand management during ICANN's New gTLD Program. Our system is designed for easy submission, tracking and cataloging of your validated trademarks so you are organized and ready to secure your domain names in any and all Sunrise Phases necessary.
Self-submission of application – work on your time to gather and submit your information and documentation. If you can’t get it all done at once, save your work, and come back later. We’ll monitor the process and let you know when everything needs to be done.
Managed-submission of application – would you prefer to work with our staff directly? Direct access to our validation staff and account managers is only a call away. Let us do all the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on your core business at hand.
Pre-Validation – the rules and requirements are complex. 101domain will pre-validate your applications and documents by hand before submission to minimize errors. Our expert staff will review each application and offer guidance and suggestions to avoid unforeseen errors.
Live Updates – our system is designed with tracking and organization in mind. View application statuses in your account and receive notifications when trademarks are validated.
Streamlined Sunrise Launches – your validations are securely stored in your account for automatic application during sunrise phases. Choose the domain name, connect to your validated trademark, and submit. There’s no need to maintain separate databases and tracking systems.
Sunrise Launch Date Notifications – use our system to notify you of and organize your launch schedules quickly and easily. In addition, take advantage of our account managers to help plan for you.
Trademark Claims Notifications – notification by email to alert you of potential infringements.
Online & Offline Reporting – maintain full visibility to your trademark validation and domain name portfolio. 24/7 account access as well as current, up-to-date report generation and Excel spreadsheet exports allow you to work the way you want to work.