What is TMCH?

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is the most important rights protection mechanism built into ICANN’s new generic Top Level Domain program. TMCH allows brand owners to submit their trademark data into one centralized database, prior to and during the launch of new gTLDs.

After verification, the trademark holder has fulfilled the condition to be able to register its corresponding domain name during the pre-registration period of multiple TLDs – also known as the ‘Sunrise period’. Trademark holders will also have the option to be notified when someone registered a domain name that matches their record in TMCH.

The TMCH is a one-stop-solution for protecting your brand in the new GTLD era:

TMCH protects brands in two ways:

  • Sunrise service

    Trademark owners can take advantage of the Sunrise period to safeguard the domain name that matches their trademark. Sunrise is an initial period of at least 30 days before domain names are offered to the general public.

  • Trademark claims service

    This is a notification service which follows the Sunrise period – mandated by ICANN for all new gTLDs – to warn both domain name registrants as well as trademark holders of possible infringements.

Who can apply?

Any Trademark Holder (No Geographical limitation)

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