26th February 2014

.Archi Specifics

Background of .Archi

NetNames has been given notice that Starting Dot plan to open the .Archi new Top Level Domain registry on the 9th May 2014. The .Archi gTLD will be supported by KS Registry as the back-end provider. The .Archi TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:- 

Trademark Sunrise 8th April 2014 to 15th June 2014 ✔
Early Access Phase 8th April 2014 to 15th June 2014 ✔
General Availability 16th July 2014 ✔

Starting Dot will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders. Any valid duplicate applications made during the Sunrise period will be resolved by means of an auction after the close of the phase on the 15th June 2014. Sunrise orders can be placed via your NetNames Domain Management Portal or via your Account Manager. Should you still wish to place any trademarks with the TMCH, please contact your Account Manager. 

Starting Dot will be concurrent traditional Landrush application period for non-TMCH registrants. This short phase allows registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis of any strings not registered during the Sunrise phase. Contact your Account Manager for more details on how to apply during the Landrush.

Registration Info

  • being an individual professional architect or an architecture firm registered as a member of a Union Internationale des Architectes (“UIA”) Member Section (i.e., ; either a Member Section or an Allied Member Section of UIA as defined in UIA Bylaw Section II.3. The current list of UIA Member Sections and Allied Member Section is available in section "What is UIA?" on UIA website at; or
  • being an architecture-related organization (such as schools, museums, professional media, etc.) listed on a dedicated list defined by the APAC (i.e., Archi Policy Advisory Committee which is the supervising and regulatory body of the .ARCHI Domain) in collaboration with the UIA and the UIA Member Sections, and available on the Registry website.
  • The .Archi gTLD will be available to any applicant without restriction
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .Archi will not support IDN registrations
  • .Archi is not eligible for blocking under the Donuts Domains Protected Marks List (DPML)
  • Applications made in the Trademark Sunrise phase will incur a one-off Sunrise Access fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable. Sunrise registrations are for an initial 2 year period.
  • Applications made in the Landrush will incur a one-off application fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable. Landrush registrations are for an initial 2 year period.

New gTLD analysis report

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Identifying under which of the potential available extensions your business should register its primary name is difficult enough, but when you add other trademarked terms, generic terms, geographic extensions and industry related strings the task becomes hugely complex and costs rise dramatically.

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NetNames are able to prepare a detailed analysis on behalf of each customer, using client specific information including trademark registrations in addition to details of each new gTLD due to be launched. These detailed reports will outline what registrations will support and defend your existing critical online assets as well as a timeline of when you need to take action.

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