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TM Sunrise is scheduled to launch for another round of new Donuts gTLDs; five more will enter TM Sunrise on April 15, 2014 and another four on April 22, 2014. 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 .tools, .industries, .parts, .supplies, and .supply :: Scheduled to open April 15, 2014 and remain open through June 14, 2014
- Trademark Sunrise for .report, .vision, .fish, and .services :: Scheduled to open April 22, 2014 and remain open through June 21, 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 or any other 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).