The Internet is about to experience the launch of millions of new domain names ending in .WEB, .SHOP, .MAIL and hundreds more extensions starting in Q3 2013. Experts are predicting we will see the biggest expansion of the domain name system since its humble beginnings 30 years ago.
As a trademark holder, this will create a legal and logistical nightmare if you want to register your BRAND.WEB, BRAND.SHOP, or BRAND.MAIL in any or all of the new extensions being made available.
The Trademark Clearinghouse was established to give trademark owners first pick at their names before the general public can get their hands on them. The only way to get this priority access is to register and validate your registered trademark with the Trademark Clearinghouse.
In additional, by participating in the Trademark Clearinghouse, you will receive 30 day advanced notification of each Sunrise Period launch date.