.com (Japanese)


Background of dotCom Japanese


NetNames has been given notice that Verisign plan to open the Sunrise phase for their コム new Top Level Domain registry on the 9th December 2015. The gTLD will be also be supported Verisign as the back-end provider. The TLD will offer the following registration periods:

Trademark Sunrise 9th December 2015 to 31st January 2016 ✔
Limited Access Phase : Priority Period 1st February 2016 to 3rd April 2016 ✔
Limited Access Phase: Landrush Period 4th April 2016 to 1st May 2016 ✔
General Availability 2nd May 2016 onwards ✔

The registry will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders on a First-Come, First-Serve basis. 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. There will be two Limited Access Phases – one for existing dotCom registrants and one for a traditional Landrush period. Contact your Account Manager for more details of these phases.

Registration Info

  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters;
  • ASCII characters are allowed;
  • The TLD is not eligible for blocking under the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) rights protection mechanism;
  • Applications made in the Trademark Sunrise and Limited Access Phases phases will incur a one-off Access fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable;

New gTLD analysis report

With an estimated 600 new commercial Top Level Domains opening for business in the next two years, and with up 20 strings being delegated every week, for most companies, blanket registration of all marks and key generic terms under all extensions is no longer a viable option from a budgetary point of view alone.

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.

NetNames has developed a tailored approach to assist companies in identifying the key terms which should be registered under which extensions and can provide estimated budgetary costs and timeline for expenditure.

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.

If you would like NetNames to prepare your bespoke report, please contact your account manager or by calling us on: