NetNames has been given notice that GMO Registry plan to open the .OKINAWA new Top Level Domain registry on the 1st July 2014. The .OKINAWA gTLD will be supported by GMO as the back-end provider. The .OKINAWA TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-
|REGISTRATION PHASE||DATES OF PHASE||NETNAMES OFFERING|
|Trademark Sunrise||1st July 2014 to 30th August 2014||â|
|Landrush Phase||8th September 2014 to 8th October 2014||â|
|General Availability||14th October 2014||â|
DotOkinawa is a GeoTLD representing the prefecture of Okinawa, Located in the southern part of Japan. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations offering recreational and marine activities in Japan. The purpose of .okinawa is to promote .okinawa and provide an opportunity for citizens, businesses and community groups to link their identities to the cityâs brand.
GMO Registry 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 19th April 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.
GMO Registry will also offer a Landrush stage from 28th April 2014.
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: