.XXX NOT FOR ADULTS ONLY New domain name available with the extension .XXX

01.08.2011

This suffix is created specifically for the adult entertainment industry. At first, this obviously concerns people and companies that are involved in this industry. Trade mark holders, however, should also be aware of this opportunity because it might be the case that .XXX domain names, corresponding to their mark, will be registered by third parties.

 

Sunrise A from 7 September 2011 – 28 October 2011

 

Members and organizations of the adult industry are entitled to register a .XXX during Sunrise A. If you are involved in said industry, do not fail to contact us and we will provide further information and related costs.

 

Sunrise B from 7 September 2011 – 28 October 2011

 

The registration during Sunrise B is not a domain name registration and will not grant you ownership of this domain name. Its only purpose is to prevent third parties from registering .XXX domain names that are identical to your mark and this for a period of 10 years. The WHOIS and the URL of such a domain name will have the status: ‘This domain name is not available for registration’. The cost for a so-called registration block will be $575 + applicable VAT.

 

General Availability

 

From 6 December 2011 on, this extension will be open for the general public according to the ‘First come, first served’ principal. A trade mark holder, who did not block the use of his trade mark as a .XXX domain name, will have to lodge legal proceedings in order to stop a corresponding .XXX domain name from being registered.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact our trademark department (trademark@ipatent.co.il) if you would like some more information on the registration of a .XXX domain name or if you would like to block the use of your trade mark as a .XXX domain name.

 

 

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