Q. What is Sunrise?
Whenever a generic top-level domain (gTLD) extension is launched, there is a short period when domains can't be registered by all, but only by those who hold a trademark for the term they wish to register. This makes sure that trademark owners can easily procure names and keeps it safe against malevolent registrations. As a result, the sunrise period of a new TLD lasts from 30-60 days, after which all domain names in the TLD are available for all to book.
Q.. How To Register My Trademark Domain Name Under Sunrise?
You must firstly submit your trademark to the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) to get your trademark registered as a domain name with any new gTLD. Once done, your trademark will be put to verification and you will be assigned a single mark-data (SMD) file, which could be used to register a trademark against any of the new gTLDs. If you want to register your trademark now, you need to visit https://secure.trademark-clearinghouse.com.
Q. What is the Trademark Clearinghouse?
The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is a database of certified trademarks that are already registered with appropriate trademark offices, providing a single point access to be able to register a domain name with new gTLDs launching in the future.
Other than just offering Sunrise Registration Support, the TMCH also offers a trademark claims service, helping trademark owners monitor any attempts to register domain names having their trademarks.
Want to know more about Trademark Clearinghouse? Visit http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com
Q. How To Get My Trademark Registered In The TMCH?
Q. What Are The Costs Of Domain Name Registration Under The Sunrise Period?
Q. Is Sunrise Registration The Same As Pre-Ordering?
No. Unlike pre-ordering, Sunrise is a definitive registration process which guarantees the trademark holder and the domain registration request will be taken up before anyone else without a trademark attempts to register the name.
Q. What Happens If Someone Else Also Orders A Registration Request During Sunrise?
If various trademark owners place a request for a particular domain name, an auction may be arranged by the registry, allowing the highest bidder to enable the domain name and placing your sunrise registration is vital to take place in the auction.
Q. May I Register My Trademark Domain Name Once Sunrise Period For An Extension Is Over?
Once the sunrise period is over, trademark owners don't get any special treatment for their domain name registration. If you are willing to grab a domain name against a particular TLD or TLDs, you must do it in the sunrise period only.
Q. I Have Already Paid For My Sunrise Domain Name & Completed The Process, When Can I Expect To Start Using My New Domain Name?
Be informed to know that a majority of registries tends towards allocating sunrise period, generally before general availability status for the gTLD. Once the registry allocates a domain name, you will be notified about it and only then you can start using your domain name.