03 March, 2017
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Local Client Update - New gTLD Sunrise Availability March – April 2017

Local Client Update - New gTLD Sunrise Availability March – April 2017

Generic top-level domains (gTLD) such as .com, .net and .org typically cycle through a “Sunrise Period” prior to becoming available to the general public.

The Sunrise Period allows trade mark owners an advanced opportunity to register domain names that correspond with their trade mark registrations prior to the public launch of the gTLD.

Some of the gTLDs entering into or cycling through a Sunrise Period in March and April 2017 include:

 
Extension Order Entry Deadline
.hospital 9 March 2017
.fun 22 March 2017
.eco 30 March 2017
.observer 13 April 2017
.realty 13 April 2017
 

While the gTLDs listed above may not appear to be of direct interest, trade mark owners may wish to consider applying to register “defensive” domain name registrations in an effort to protect their trade marks from misuse in these domain name spaces.

For more information on pre-ordering gTLDs in a Sunrise Period or general information on registering domain names, please contact Khajaque Kortian, Principal.


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