Sunrise in Domain Registration

What is the Sunrise stage?

Sunrise allows trademark holders an advance opportunity to register domain names corresponding to their marks before names are generally available to the public. Provided the Trademark has been validated by The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). New gTLD registries are required to offer a Sunrise period of at least 30 days. ICANN have introduced the Trademark Clearinghouse, a central database of validated trademarks. Any trademark holder, private person, or company can submit their trademark to the Clearinghouse. The Trademark Clearinghouse in itself is not a trademark office, only after your trademark is registered (with your national authority) can you have included it in the Clearinghouse. Apart from registered trademarks, the Clearinghouse also accepts marks protected by statute or treaty or court validated marks.

How long does Sunrise last?

The minimum period is 30 days, many Registries are opting for a period of 60 days.

What is the Sunrise period for dot Irish?

Dot Irish enters Sunrise on 17th March 2015 – Sunrise ends on 16th May 2015

What are the other stages for dot Irish?

Landrush – 21st May – 20th June 2015
the period when premium names are offered for sale, generally via auction.

General Availability – 29th June 2015
the date the name is available for everyone to register

Please register your interest to stay informed as dot Irish transits through the various stages.
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