::Sunrise period


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The sunrise period of domain registration is a special period during which trademark holders may preregister names that are the same or similar to their trademarks in order to avoid cybersquatting. This occurs prior to the general launch of the top-level domain (TLD).<ref>Minds + Machines Sunrise Period</ref> In order to register, the group or individual must be able to prove their prior right to the name.<ref>.eu Sunrise Facts</ref> The sunrise period serves as a test period, and is followed by the landrush period and/or General Availability.<ref>Minds + Machines Landrush Period</ref>

Sunrise period sections
Intro  Sunrise rules for the New gTLD Program  Sunrise Domain Name Registration  Trademark Claims services  Sunrise Auction  References  

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