One way to protect property rights, and the interests of registrants, in the New gTLD Program is the establishment of a Trademark Clearinghouse. The Trademark Clearinghouse is being designed to increase protections and reduce costs for trademark holders and start-up registries alike. Given that new gTLD registry operators will need to establish systems to support the required Sunrise and Trademark Claims services, ICANN is inviting participation on a technically-focused mailing list.
The mailing list is open to any interested participants. The scope of the discussion is limited to refining the technical details of the Registry-Clearinghouse interface. It is expected that the discussion will be highly specialized and will be most relevant to those involved in implementing the Sunrise and Claims processes on the registry side. According to the established project plan, the model specification will need to be in place by 15 August 2012.
Subscription is available at: https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/tmch-tech
Archives of the mailing list are available at: mm.icann.org/pipermail/tmch-tech/
More information regarding the Trademark Clearinghouse and its associated services can be found at: newgtlds.icann.org/en/about/trademark-clearinghouse