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The introduction of approximately 1,400 new gTLDs will take place in 2013/2014. In order to simplify the validation, protection and ultimately the registration of domains for trademark holders under the new gTLDs, ICANN has established the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) as a mandatory service i.e. mechanism for the introduction of a new gTLD. InterNetX offers you the TMCH service to make new gTD sunrise registrations as easy as possible!
During the sunrise phase, trademark owners can protect their trademarks under the new TLD and receive preference to register trademark domains – in as far as they meet the registration requirements of the respective registries. The trademark rights must be verified for this. This is achieved by specifying all relevant trademark data at the TMCH.
Comfortable service in AutoDNS 3.0
In AutoDNS 3.0 you find an additional tool to submit all relevant trademark data. Before forwarding the submitted data to Trademark Clearinghouse InterNetX checks if the data are complete and correct. Then Trademark Clearinghouse validates the data via Deloitte and records them in the TMCH database.
After checking and verifying the specified data, the TMCH provider creates a so-called SMD file. This file contains all the necessary trademark data and serves as proof of the required trademark rights. All registries are able to access this file and use it to process the sunrise applications of trademark holders more efficiently. With a successful record in the TMCH database trademark owners can participate in all sunrise phases of new gTLDs without further data hassle.
Advantage for trademark holders:
You only need to submit the required trademark details once and the proof can be used for all Sunrise applications under all new gTLDs. Multiple entries of trademark data are not necessary, saving you time and money.
Important note: A record in the TMCH database does not guarantee the actual allocation of trademark domains. In addition, please note that the respective registry policies apply for domain registrations in all cases.
With one click in AutoDNS 3.0 you also have the possibility to make use of the Trademark Claims Service.
In General Availability, domain registration follows the first-come, first-served principle and is open to anyone who meets the registration requirements of the relevant TLD. If an interested party registers a domain that corresponds to the trademark specified in the TMCH, the interested party receives a trademark claims notice and is informed that the registration of the term may infringe the rights of a third party. If the interested party nevertheless decides to carry out the registration, the affected trademark holder receives a so-called "Notification of Registered Name" (NORN) and is informed that the registration of the term may infringe his rights.
If the interested party abstains from a registration of the relevant domain, no NORN will be sent to the trademark owner.
The Abused DNL Service (also +50) is an additional Trademark Claims service that helps trademark holders protect labels that have previously been abused and for which they have already prevailed in court or Uniform Domain Name Dispute. Subject to a fee, up to 50 officially confirmed labels can be submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse for use of the Trademark Claims Service.
Our experts in the InterNetX Team look forward to assisting you. Please use this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
All information is provided without guarantee and is subject to changes.
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With the TMCH service InterNetX offers you several extra services. Due to the centralized storage of data, time-consuming individual validations for each Sunrise phase are no longer necessary - saving manpower and money. The Use of the TMCH Service includes the following features:
Overview of Services
|Take part in all new gTLD Sunrise phases|
With a record in the TMCH data base you can participate in all sunrise phases of new gTLDs without needing to provide further evidence
|Trademark Claims Service|
If this service is activated, trademark holders can receive a Notification of Registered Name (NORN) from the TMCH provider in the first 90 days of each General Availability, with information about registrations that may be relevant to the trademark
|Abused DNL Service|
Trademark holders can submit up to 50 labels that have previously been abused and for which they have already prevailed in court or Uniform Domain Name Dispute.
Per trademark and period, the submisson of up to 20 labels (additional variations of the trademark) are included instead of only 10 labels (according to the technical requirements of the TMCH provider)
|Sunrise company strategy|
Our experienced service team will support you and your company with your strategy and planning regarding new gTLDs and (pre-) registration
|TMCH, preregistrations, domain management - all via AutoDNS 3.0|
new gTLD-ready - login only once and carry out comfortly all relevant domain processes concerning new gTLDs
|Preliminary check of submitted information|
We check the information you provide before forwarding it to the TMCH provider - this saves unnecessary effort and can prevent extra costs
|Automatic renew at end of registration term|
When the registration term for a trademark entry is over it is automatically renewed - don't miss any deadlines and trademarks remain protected
Proof of Use Alarm
You have full control of costs and orders, also for sub-users
|Invoicing for trademark entries|
We deliver detailed invoices with a breakdown for each trademark entry
|Flexible payment methods with different currencies|
You can make use of a range of payment options with various currencies
We support you in all enquiries about the TMCH service - by phone and by email, in German and English
|Manuals (Quick Guides) and further information|
We have put together practical and useful information in the form of manuals and FAQs in German and English - also available as white label versions