201901.08

Get prepared: the .inc sunrise period is soon

IMPORTANT: Originally scheduled for January 16, 2019, the launch of .INC is postponed until March 27, 2019. See the updated calendar here.


Eligibility

“to be eligible to submit a Registration Request in the Sunrise Period, a Sunrise Applicant must be the registrant of a corresponding TMCH entry and the domain name sought must correspond to the entire eligible text of one of the variants contained in the TMCH entry, as specified in the SMD file, in accordance with the applicable TMCH requirements. As part of its Registration Request, a Sunrise Applicant must submit a valid SMD file” (Article 2.2. of the .inc Launch & Related Policies).

Proxy services may not be used in connection with Sunrise Registrations


Timeline

1 Trademark-Holder Sunrise: Priority registration for trademark holders

From January 16th to February 20th

The pre-launch opportunity for trademark holders to submit Registration Requests for .INC names corresponding to Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) entries. Sunrise Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

2  Early Access Period: Public priority registration. 

From February 20th to February 27th

A period during which any .Inc names may be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pricing will decrease gradually and will vary by day.

3 Global General Availability: Open registration to the public. 

From February 27

Registrants may register .Inc names on a first-come, first- served basis.


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