EnCirca announced today that it received notice that it passed technical certification to process new gTLDs.
The Internet is about to witness a wave of several hundred new top-level extensions, such as .BUZZ, .CLUB and .UNO. The public will be able to register these via a certified ICANN Accredited Registrar.
Not all ICANN Registrars are allowed to resell these new extensions. They must first sign a new ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement and be certified by the trademark clearinghouse (TMCH) as being able to perform some essential processes for the Sunrise and Trademark Claims Periods. The new registries are not allowed to accept new registrations from an ICANN Registrar until they have been certified by ICANN.
The first Sunrise Period is already underway for an Arabic string ‘شبكة.’ (.dotshabaka). Several more extensions have announced their intention to commence their Sunrise Periods in late November, including: .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES.
Contact EnCirca for more information about the Trademark Clearinghouse and applying during Sunrise Period.