30th July 2014

.versicherung Specifics

Background of .versicherung

NetNames has been given notice that dotVersicherung GmbH plan to open the .Versicherung new Top Level Domain registry on the 5th August 2014. The .Versicherung gTLD will be supported by as the back-end provider. The .Versicherung TLD will be a restricted registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise 5th August 2014 to 4th September 2014✔
General Availability10th September 2014✔

The registry will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders on a First-Come, First-Serve basis. The TLD is heavily restricted as follows:-

Eligible registrants to register a second-level name in .versicherung TLD are based in the countries of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland and are in detail:

a. Governments
b. Governmental organizations regulating the insurance industry
c. Organizations and individuals (sole proprietors) that are recognized and registered members of the insurance industry community:
(i) Primary insurers, reinsurers and social insurers with an authorization within the legal frameworks for the insurance industry in the respective countries.
(ii) Insurance agents and insurance intermediaries with an authorization within the legal framework for the insurance industry in the respective countries
(iii) At an official public register registered associations, educational institutions and service providers of the insurance industry

Anyone may have the registrant's compliance with the registration guidelines checked via a legal or an extra-judicial dispute resolution process. On request of the registry, a .VERSICHERUNG Domain Name registrant has to proof its relationship to the Insurance community as defined in the .VERSICHERUNG registration policy.

Conditions for the content and use of domain names

The .VERSICHERUNG TLD as a Community TLD has both, content and use restrictions:

(i) Content: .VERSICHERUNG domain names must only be used for purposes solely dedicated to insurance topics. 
(ii) Use: The registrant must have started the use of a .VERSICHERUNG domain name within six months after the registration in respect to the content and use restrictions of a .VERSICHERUNG domain.

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 27th September 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.

.versicherung Information

Registration Info

  • The .Versicherung gTLD will be available to any applicant who can satisfy the above criteria
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .Versicherung will support IDN registrations in German local script.
  • .Versicherung is not eligible for blocking under the 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.

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