Crunching the new gTLD numbers


With the first sunrise periods open, TB&I provides some useful statistics on the new gTLDs and what the numbers mean for trademark owners.

After a long wait, the generic top-level domains (gTLDs) programme is finally kicking into life, so we bring you some interesting data on the new-look domain name system. Whether you want to know how many applications have been withdrawn or which sunrise periods are open, you’re in the right place.

Sunrises are going to come thick and fast in 2014, providing trademark owners with some potential headaches over where to register defensively. Our data provide a snapshot of the current gTLD sunrise landscape, as well as some useful tips on what strategies to pursue.

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a one-stop shop for validating trademarks registered in the sunrises, is one option for rights owners seeking to protect their brands online. With nearly 20,000 trademarks in the TMCH, we ask what the numbers actually show us.

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