ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has approved the first wave of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) for release. The introduction of new gTLDs triggers a mandatory 30-day "Sunrise Period" to give trademark holders the opportunity to register their existing marks for any new corresponding domains. In order to take advantage of the Sunrise Period, trademark holders need to have their trademarks registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse. After the Sunrise Period ends, the gTLDs can be made available for sale to the public. However, some registrars are already allowing users to pre-register for a number of new gTLD names at no cost.

The Sunrise Periods for the following domain names are now open.

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Additionally, the Sunrise Periods for the following TLDs will open up in the next two weeks.

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ICANN has also approved and released the TLDs below. The Sunrise Periods for these domains are anticipated to open in early 2014.

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