10th April 2014

.Voting Specifics

Background of .Voting

NetNames has been given notice that dotVoting plan to open the .Voting new Top Level Domain registry on the 15th April 2014. The .Voting gTLD will be supported by nic.AT as the back-end provider. The .Voting TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise15th April 2014 to 15th May 2014✔
Landrush27th May 2014 to 8th July 2014✔
General Availability22nd July 2014✔

Nic.AT 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 May 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. will be offering a Landrush application period for non-TMCH registrants, at the end of the Sunrise period on a non First-Come, First-Serve basis with an auction to settle any contended names with a minimum bid of €150. Contact your Account Manager for more details on how to apply during the Landrush phase.

.Voting Information

Registration Info

  • The .Voting gTLD will be available to any applicant although there are a number of restrictions on the content that can be served on a website using a .voting TLD. Full details can be found at
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .Voting will support IDN registrations in German, French and Spanish local script (to be confirmed).
  • .Voting is not eligible for blocking under any Domains Protected Marks List
  • 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.
  • Applications made in the Landrush phase will incur a one-off queue 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.

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