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The Trademark Sunrise for CO.NO begins Monday, November 1st and continues until January, 31st 2010.  Applications during the Sunrise are processed by the registry on a first come, first served basis.  There are no local presence requirements for this domain extension.  

Trademarks used in all registration requests during the sunrise period will be validated by the registry’s validation agent.  CoDNS, the registry for CO.NO is using a new trademark validation process provided by the Clearinghouse for Intellectual Property (CHIP).  We anticipate that this newly created clearinghouse system will be used for future TLD sunrise periods.  Safenames will be working with you to collect and submit your trademark data into CHIP which will streamline the effort during future sunrise launches.  It also expected that use of CHIP will decrease the validation fees that are charged by registries.

The sunrise registration fee for CO.NO breakdown is $310 for 2 years.  This includes the validation fees and administrative processing fees.

If you have any questions related the CO.NO sunrise or the new CHIP process, please contact your Safenames account manager.  You may also contact the UK office at +44-1-908200022 and or the US office at +1-703-574-5313 and