As we previously reported to you (click here to view April 29, 2013 TLD article), the internet is expanding to include hundreds of new top-level-domains (TLDs) (examples of TLDs as we know them today include .com, .net. and .org – i.e., the term that is to the right of the "dot"). While the only certainty at that time was that the launch was inevitable, like it or not, it's finally here (click here to view January 9, 2014 Sunrise article).

We are now more than halfway through the launch, and have seen some interesting trends. (Click here in case you missed our most recent status update.)

Frost Brown Todd will be sending out updates on the status of the sunrise periods periodically. The below reflects the status as of February 19, 2016:

SUNRISE PERIOD

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on February 26, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.istanbul

.ist

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on March 1, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.hoteles

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on March 15, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.barcelona

The following TLDs are awaiting launch of their respective sunrise periods:

.mom

.homes

.vip

.insurance

.motorcycles

Please note: We rely on the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Trademark Clearinghouse for our information. Sometimes these two resources provide conflicting information as to Sunrise periods and Trademark Claims Notifications periods. While we do our best to reconcile any differing information when this situation arises, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of these resources. If there is a particular TLD of interest to you, please let us know so we can vet the specific information with that particular TLD registry directly.