Allows trademark holders to validate their mark, and to get first pick for registration during the launch of a new generic domain ahead of the general public.
At the end of 2013, a new era of opportunity for both brand owners and the general interest population began with the launch of hundreds of new domain name extensions. Along with opportunity, will come protection issues for trademark owners around the world. To address these concerns, ICANN has mandated a "Sunrise Phase" registration period available exclusively to registered trademark holders who will have the first chance to secure domain names matching their mark in all new gTLD extensions before anyone else does. The Trademark Clearing House (TMCH)
In order to participate in any "Sunrise Phase" in the new gTLD program, participants are required to register and validate their trademark(s) in the TMCH. Applications are submitted to the TMCH with information based on a valid trademark from any jurisdiction in the world, a copy of the trademark, as well as evidence that the trademark is being actively used.
Once submitted, the TMCH will review the application for accuracy, validity and satisfaction of all requirements. Once validated, the application is then used to apply for your matching domain names in new gTLD Sunrise Phases, well before the general public can attempt to register them. As an added bonus, the TMCH will also alert validated trademark holders if other parties are registering their marks, representing possible infringing registrations. 101domain – your trusted TMCH Validation Partner
101domain is here to make sure your trademarks are validated – on-time and hassle-free. Our staff is trained and ready to guide you with over a decade of experience managing the most complex TLD launch and trademark validation processes around the world.
Our system is designed for easy submission, tracking and cataloging of your validated trademarks so you are organized and ready to secure your domain names in any and all Sunrise Phases necessary.
For Trademark Holders, with many of the domains coming into Sunrise soon, we recommend getting informed about our Trademark Clearinghouse service. Check out our following Introduction and Primer to this service: Included Features
Self-submission of application – work on your time to gather and submit your information and documentation. If you can’t get it all done at once, save your work, and come back later. We'll monitor the process and let you know when everything needs to be done.
Managed-submission of application – would you prefer to work with our staff directly? Direct access to our validation staff and account managers is only a call away. Let us do all the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on your core business at hand.
Pre-Validation – the rules and requirements are complex. 101domain will pre-validate your applications and documents by hand before submission to minimize errors. Our expert staff will review each application and offer guidance and suggestions to avoid unforeseen errors.
Live Updates – our system is designed with tracking and organization in mind. View application statuses in your account and receive notifications when trademarks are validated.
Streamlined Sunrise Launches – your validations are securely stored in your account for automatic application during sunrise phases. Choose the domain name, connect to your validated trademark, and submit. There’s no need to maintain separate databases and tracking systems.
Sunrise Launch Date Notifications – use our system to notify you of and organize your launch schedules quickly and easily. In addition, take advantage of our account managers to help plan for you.
Trademark Claims Notifications – notification by email to alert you of potential infringements.
Online & Offline Reporting – maintain full visibility to your trademark validation and domain name portfolio. 24/7 account access as well as current, up-to-date report generation and Excel spreadsheet exports allow you to work the way you want to work.
Trademark Clearinghouse Primer
Introduction to the Trademark Clearinghouse