a brave new internet?

We can now register 000’s of new domain names, with more being added weekly..

Please email sales@rexco.com to initiate the discussion on the new domain landscape.

The Trademark Clearing House

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is a rights protection mechanism built into ICANN’s new gTLD program. In order to register a name at Sunrise stage you must be able to provide an SMD file (Signed Mark Data). This file is generated when you meet the Sunrise eligibility requirements, the TMCH fee is $150 for 1 year. Each Registrar sets their own price however the average price for the Registration of .Irish in Sunrise is approx. $175 /  €130

Read Me!

ICANN New gTLDs (new generic Top Level Domains) – an excellent  6 minute video on the nuts and bolts of the new gTLD’s

Category 1 Names – The Conditions.

ICANN* receives input from governments via the Governmental Advisory Committee. The GAC  issues advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. GAC Advice is intended to identify applications that are “problematic,” e.g., that potentially violate national law or raise sensitivities.  Read more detail here | read an excellent article about this   |  read the full PDF from ICANN

Additionally, each Registry has a reserved names list,  there are circa 135,000+ reserved names, each Registry operates their own Whois and their systems may tell us that a domain is not registered, in that regard the Whois response is correct – nonetheless the name it is not available since it is on a reserved list.

In some cases the system may allow names that are not available to be registered. This is outside the control of Registrars and Resellers.  We are monitoring WHOIS evolution on a constant basis and will advise clients and customers just as soon as there is some improvement / clarity.