13 Dec '13, 2pm

Blocked trademarks still eligible for Donuts sunrises

Blocked trademarks still eligible for Donuts sunrises Kevin Murphy , December 13, 2013, 14:46:09 (UTC), Domain Registries Donuts has confirmed that it is to allow trademark owners to participate in its new gTLD Sunrise periods even if their marks appear on name collisions block-lists. The decision means that companies will be able to choose whether to grab names matching their marks during Sunrise, or take the risk that they will be released at a later date. Donuts, like all gTLD registries, has been given block-lists for each of its TLDs. The idea is to avoid collisions with names already in use on private name-spaces behind corporate firewalls. Lots of these blocked names match or contain well-known trademarks. (Trademark owners can use the DI PRO collisions search engine to figure out which gTLDs have been asked to block their marks.) While this appears at first glance ...

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