After hearing from many Registrars, we have decided to provide any ICANN accredited Registrar access to the Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise and Claims Database Operational Test and Evaluation Platform (TMDB OT&E).
This means that all ICANN accredited Registrars, not just those that have signed the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), will be able to request registration tokens and start testing their systems with the Trademark Clearinghouse database before it must begin its authenticating and verifying services for trademark data.
For existing Registrars interested in requesting a token, please follow the below steps. In addition, the process document that contains details on registering, obtaining credentials and testing is located on the Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise & Claims Services page of the New gTLD microsite. Once requested, tokens are generally active within four hours of being generated and they do not expire, so registration can occur when convenient.
Process to request a token:
We understand the importance of testing with the TMDB and wish to be sensitive to your need do so as soon as possible, whether or not a registrar has completed its execution of the 2013 RAA. We anticipate that enabling all ICANN Accredited Registrars access to the test environment for Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise and Claims, they will be prepared for the rollout of new gTLDs and ensuring the protection of the rights of trademark holders.
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