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    Registrars Any recommendations for a Registrar for .US Sunrise?
    posted by michael on Saturday March 23 2002, @04:38PM

    Anonymous writes "Does anyone have recommendations for a Registrar for .US Sunrise?"

    I notice from the Neustar site that Verisign is not in the game (envy?)

    Which Registrars seem to be offering good prices?

    Any of them have a particularly easy ordering process?

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    Re: Any recommendations for a Registrar for .US Su
    by trademarklawyer on Sunday March 24 2002, @05:30AM (#5528)
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    Actually, according to the Neustar site, Verisign just entered the game, albiet a bit late.

    They are pushing this scheme where they will submit your applications to ten different Registrars. They charge $995 for this service and THEN $250 if the application is unsuccessful (for a total of $1245). Given the strict trademark filters the Registry is putting each application through, this would only make sense if you own a trademark that has many other owners, i.e. "delta" or "united", and only if you only had one serial number for your mark. Many companies expand their trademark protection into multiple trademark classes, each resulting in a unique serial number. You could stay with a single registrar and submit all of these serial numbers for the same domain name. (sorry if I'm getting technical, but these distinctions are important to my clients)

    I would stay with a US-based Registrar, to make sure that the NameServers are US-based, another requirement.

    And I would try to find a Registrar that is catering to the Sunrise crowd. The trademark data requirement can be tricky and you do not want your application rejected due to submitting the wrong info. Again the trick here is to submit the same data that the Registry will be checking against, which is months out of date. This means that if your name is misspelled in the trademark database, then submit the misspelling and not the correct one.

    I'll be checking out the Registrars today, so I'll report back if I find one that I like.

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    Re: Any recommendations for a Registrar for .US Su
    by trademarklawyer on Sunday March 24 2002, @04:45PM (#5531)
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    Most of the Registrar sites are silent about Sunrise.

    I like the nifty trademark look-up tool at EnCirca.biz. This is a real timesaver. And their price is cheap with no processing fees.

    MarkMonitor also claims to have something to look up trademarks, but they do not make it available to the public.

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