Registered Trademark? Dont get .XXX-ed in.

September 9, 2011, 2:46 PM

The .xxx top level domain names for the adult entertainment industry are scheduled to go live later this year. If you have registered trademark there is a limited of time in which you have to block third parties from registering your trademark as .xxx domains. Beginning on September 7, 2011, trademark owners can apply to opt-out of .xxx domains. This period, called Sunrise B, will end on October 28, 2011. A successful application to block a domain name will have the effect of removing that domain name from the pool of domain names available for registration. For more information about the .xxx domain name opt-out process, see http://www.icmregistry.com/. --Nicole J. Harrell