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Is my validated trademark eligible for all extensions in Sunrise?

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Is my validated trademark eligible for all extensions in Sunrise?

Answer

No. A validated trademark is a requirement to be eligible for Sunrise, but a registry might have it's own additional eligibility rules.

For example, the registry of a geographic extension .nyc requires that the domain owner is a resident of New York and the .bank registry requires that the domain holder of a .bank domain is a registered bank. If the registrant is not located in New York he cannot register a .nyc domain; if the registrant is not a registered bank, he cannot register a .bank domain.

Note that the trademark holder still benefits from the other Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) features: if a lawyer registers yourtrademark.lawyer during the claims period, the trademark holder of "yourtrademark" will still be notified, even while he himself is not eligible for this specific domain name.

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