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Sure, at the moment taking into account currency fluctuations it’s around $400 per year (ex GST), in 1, 3, or 5-year blocks per trademark.

This provides the following services:

  • Sunrise Priority Service: Every new gTLD is required to organize a Sunrise Period of at least 30 days before domain names are offered to the general public. By Registering trademarks into the TMCH, its Trademark Holder earns the right to take advantage of this priority-registration period called Sunrise to safeguard the domain name that matches their trademark ahead of wider availability. To be able to participate in any of Sunrise Periods You only have to register your trademark record once.
  • Trademark Claims Service: It is a notification service – mandated by ICANN for all new gTLDs – to warn both domain name registrants as well as trademark holders of possible infringements. The service works as follows:
    • A potential domain name registrant gets a warning notice when attempting to register a domain name that matches a trademark term in the TMCH.
    • If, after receiving and accepting the notice, the domain name registrant does continue to register the domain name, the trademark holder with a corresponding mark in the Clearinghouse receives a notification of the domain name registration, so they can take any appropriate action if they would like to.

    This notification service is mandated by ICANN for all new gTLDs for their first 90 days of general availability. After the 90-day period, TMCH-clients benefit from the Ongoing Notifications at no extra cost.

This does NOT include the cost of registering domains. There are over 500 different gTLD’s (global/general TLD’s) at the moment, these don’t include ccTLDs run by individual countries like .uk, .nz, .au, etc.

Owning all the domains around the world can be quite expensive, especially where some countries have restrictions on who can register domains (presence requirements), and there are some TLDs that you may not want to be associated with (ie: .xxx for example), so having the trademark alerts and restrictions there saves money by not blanket buying domains for every permutation and TLD around the world.

I offer my clients, along with these services, full domain management, which means best practice security, domain locking, single point of communications (you know who you’re dealing with and all can ignore all the spam), automated ‘must cancel’ domains (your domain will be renewed until you cancel it so you can’t lose it accidentally), etc.

These are opt-in services as most expect if you don’t pay the bill your domain won’t be renewed in this industry, so I put a service contract in place making it clear.