NetNames has been given notice that Top Level Design plan to open the .Ink new Top Level Domain registry on the 31st March 2014. The .Ink gTLD will be supported by CentralNic as the back-end provider. The .Ink TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-
|REGISTRATION PHASE||DATES OF PHASE||NETNAMES OFFERING|
|Trademark Sunrise||31st March 2014 to 2nd June 2014||â|
|Landrush||5th June 2014 to 19th June 2014||â|
|General Availability||23rd June 2014||â|
Top Level Design will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders on an End Point basis and for a minimum initial term of one years. Any contended orders at the end of the Sunrise phase on 2nd June will be settled by auction. 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.
dotInk will be offering of an end point Landrush application period for non-TMCH registrants with an auction for contended strings at the end of the landrush period. Contact your Account Manager for more details on how to apply during the Landrush phase.
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: