NetNames has been given notice that Nominet plan to open the .WALES new Top Level Domain registry on the 1st September 2014. The .WALES gTLD will be also be supported by Nominet as the back-end provider. The .WALES TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-
|REGISTRATION PHASE||DATES OF PHASE||NETNAMES OFFERING|
|Trademark Sunrise||1st September 2014 to 31st October 2014||â|
|Welsh Business Priority||3rd November 2014 to 24th December 2014||â|
|Landrush Phase||29th December 2014 to 25th February 2015||â|
|General Availability||1st March 2015 onwards||â|
With an estimated 600 new commercial Top Level Domains opening for business in the next two years, and with up 20 strings being delegated every week, for most companies, blanket registration of all marks and key generic terms under all extensions is no longer a viable option from a budgetary point of view alone.
Identifying under which of the potential available extensions your business should register its primary name is difficult enough, but when you add other trademarked terms, generic terms, geographic extensions and industry related strings the task becomes hugely complex and costs rise dramatically.
NetNames has developed a tailored approach to assist companies in identifying the key terms which should be registered under which extensions and can provide estimated budgetary costs and timeline for expenditure.
NetNames are able to prepare a detailed analysis on behalf of each customer, using client specific information including trademark registrations in addition to details of each new gTLD due to be launched. These detailed reports will outline what registrations will support and defend your existing critical online assets as well as a timeline of when you need to take action.
If you would like NetNames to prepare your bespoke report, please contact your account manager or by calling us on: