14 Feb '14, 1pm

ICANN Opens Comment Period To Allow New gTLD Registries To Register Domains To Non-Trademark Holders In Sunrise

ICANN opened up a comment period yesterday to allow new gTLD registries to allocate the 100 domain names it is allowed to allocate to itself to other than trademark holders during sunrise under certain conditions. The comment period closed on February 28th “”Section 4.5.1 of the Trademark Clearinghouse Rights Protection Mechanism Requirements (the “TMCH Requirements”) contemplated the possibility, subject to ICANN ‘s further review and analysis, that Registry Operators could offer a “Qualified Launch Program” in which they could register these domain names to third parties for the purposes of promoting their TLDs. The Qualified Launch Program is intended to provide a mechanism for Registry Operators to register a limited number of names to third parties to promote their TLDs prior to the Sunrise period, while maintaining safeguards against intellectual property infringemen...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/02/14/icann-opens-comment-...

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