Trademark Clearinghouse: Trademark Claims Functionality Available

Following the March launch of the trademark verification service performed by Deloitte, and the go-live of sunrise support services in August, IBM and ICANN have launched Trademark Claims support services for the Trademark Clearinghouse as of 9 September.  Services now available include:

  • Transmission of DNL (Domain Name Label) list to registries.  This includes the list of all labels subject to Trademark Claims based on records in the Trademark Clearinghouse.
  • CNIS (Claim Notice Information Service) lookups.  This provides registrars with data for Trademark Claims notices provided to prospective domain name registrants.
  • Upload of the LORDN (List of Registered Domain Names).  This is the list of effectively allocated domain names uploaded by a registry operator during the Trademark Claims period.

The Trademark Clearinghouse database is administered by IBM under contract with ICANN, and the functionality is now in place to support startup periods for the first new gTLDs, expected later this year. 

ICANN has worked with the Trademark Clearinghouse service providers to implement Trademark Claims protection for domain name labels previously found to have been abusively used or registered. Additional domain labels found to have been previously abused can be submitted for association with existing Clearinghouse records as of 11 October 2013.  Following the acceptance of additional labels found to have been previously abused, these labels are expected to be integrated into the Claims service by 18 October 2013, ahead of the earliest expected new gTLD Claims period.