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.SUCKS Sunrise Registration Period Now Open – Let the Griping Begin

iStock_000009235179XSmallThe Trademark Clearinghouse (“TMCH”) Sunrise Period for the new gTLD .SUCKS launched March 30, 2015 and is open until May 29, 2015.  During this sunrise phase, trademark holders who have registered their trademark registrations with the TMCH will be eligible to register the corresponding .SUCKS domain.  The General Availability period opens June 1, 2015, at which time anyone will be able to register a .SUCKS domain.

While .SUCKS is a gTLD meant for gripe sites, what may cause even more justifiable griping among brandowners is that the cost for a .SUCKS domain name registration during the sunrise phase is a very hefty $2,499 (U.S.).

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New gTLDs: what you need to know

The Internet landscape is set to face its “biggest change:… since inception”1 with the introduction of new generic top level domains.  With more than 1,000 new “strings” likely to go live in the first round, there are new challenges for trade mark owners to ensure that their intellectual property will not be misused online. More…

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