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The Trademark Sunrise launch phases for several new Donuts gTLDs are scheduled to open on February 18 and 25, 2014, respectively. The TM Sunrise period is specifically for trademark holders to register domains that are the exact match (e.g., trademarkname.TLD) to the existing corresponding trademark(s). If you want to protect your brand(s) within specific markets, registering additional domains (specifically new gTLDs), is the best way to optimize your naming strategy.
- Trademark Sunrise for .cheap, .zone, .agency, .bargains, .boutique :: Scheduled to open February 18, 2014 and remain open through April 19, 2014
- Trademark Sunrise for .cool and .watch :: Scheduled to open February 25, 2014 and remain open through April 26, 2014
It’s important to note that only trademark holders who have received a valid signed mark data (SMD) file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) may apply for an exact match domain name during the Sunrise period for any new gTLD(s). If you have any questions about the launch of these new Donuts gTLDs, please contact your Safenames account manager. You may also contact us in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (email@example.com) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (firstname.lastname@example.org).