Participate Now in the Sunrise and Trademark Claims Survey

Last Updated: 06 September 2018
Date: 
06 September 2018

The Sunrise and Trademark Claims survey is now available for individuals interested in sharing their feedback about these Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs). The Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs were adopted as part of ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program. This feedback will be essential to the evaluation of these Rights Protection Mechanisms and ICANN's data collection efforts related to them.

  • Registry Operator: If your company operate non-brand new gTLDs, we invite you to take the Registry survey
  • Registrar: If your company sell new gTLDs, we invite you to take the Registrar survey
  • Trademark Owner/Representative: If you or your company own trademarks OR represent trademark owners (e.g., law firm), we invite you to take the Trademark Owner survey. Smaller trademark owners are also encouraged to complete the survey
  • Actual/Potential Registrant: If you or your company have registered a domain name in new gTLDs, attempted to register a domain name in new gTLDs, OR considered registering a domain name in new gTLDs, we invite you to take the Actual/Potential Registrant survey

Thank you in advance for your time and input!

What to Expect

Participants' responses are voluntary and will remain anonymous and confidential.

Survey completion time is approximately 15-25 minutes.

As the Actual/Potential Registrant survey is relatively short, you should be able to complete it quickly in one go. Responses to the other surveys will be saved automatically, and you may return to the web address of the surveys to complete it at a later time.

The survey launches today and will run until Friday, 28 September 2018.

Background

The ICANN Organization commissioned Analysis Group, Inc., an external consulting firm, to develop and administer the survey in close collaboration with the Review of All RPMs for All gTLDs Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). The RPMs PDP Working Group is mandated to conduct the first-ever policy review of all existing RPMs.

RPMs refer to policies and processes developed to provide workable mechanisms for trademark owners to either prevent or remedy certain unauthorized use of their trademarks in the Domain Name System (DNS).

Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs are services provided through ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). The Sunrise service provides priority access to rights holders to request domain names associated with their trademark(s). The Trademark Claims service provides notification to the rights holder after registration, allowing for immediate action if the domain registered is infringing rights. As Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs have not been subject to a policy review before, no comprehensive, publicly available data exists that measures the mechanisms' effectiveness.