Asia-Domains: Sunrise Period extended till Jan 31, 2008

Deadline for Sunrise 2b / 2c and Sunrise 3 registrations have been extended from Jan 15 to Jan 31, 2008.
asia-Domains: Trade mark owners can register with priority till Jan 31, 2008 (PresseBox) (Cologne, ) The registry has agreed to extend Sunrise by about two weeks, to the end of Jan 2008, based on the number of requests received and the result of the recent online poll taken during the Dec 6 / 7 webcasts. Out of the 70 plus participants, around 60% of have respondents picked "yes" to the question "Would you prefer .Asia to extend Sunrise 2b, 2c and 3 to close on January 31, 2008?"

Sunrise Period 2b,2c and 3 of asia-domains has started at November 13th.

SR2b: General Marks Sunrise for newer trademarks (applied for before
December 6, 2006) or marks that have not yet been actively used

SR2c: Extended Protection for trademark owners to protect their brands
beyond the term itself but also domain names that are relevant to their
lines of businesses: e.g. XYZ.Asia and XYZcomputers.Asia.

These possibilities shall be extended:

- Consideration for Registered Marks without Nice Classification
- Combination of 2 or more Registered Marks as an Acceptable Extension

Acceptable Extensions have been broadened to include words and phrases
used in the described goods and services for a Registered Mark,
especially where a mark is registered with a trademark office that does
not implement the Nice Classification system. Acceptable Extensions will
also include combination of two (2) or more Registered Marks in their
entirety (Exact Match and Acceptable Match).

SR3: Sunrise 3 (SR3) of asia-domains allows companies in the region to
protect and use their name with the asia-domain.

The following addendum was introduced to Sunrise 3 (SR3):
- Considerations for commonly used short forms and omission of locality
- Acceptance of standard Romanization and Transliterations for Company Names
- Acceptance of standard Romanization and Transliterations for Trademarks
- Registered Marks Containing an Existing TLD as a Suffix
- Domain names that were subject of proceedings under the UDRP

The Acceptable Match considerations are enhanced to allow for initials
and short forms of an Entity Name, as well as the omission of locality
indications (e.g. the city, prefecture, province or country identifiers
included in an Registered Entity Name). SR3 is also expanded for
standard Romanized form of Entity Names and Registered Marks.
Finally, SR3 will also accept Domain Names Applied For based on an exact
match to a domain name that was subject of a UDRP proceeding decision.

You can also register an asia-domain, if your trade mark has a suffix of
a top level domain. can be registered, if your trade mark

Readers can explore more details at

Registered Name Holders of certain ccTLD extensions in Asia may apply
for the same asia-domain during SR3. No further documentary evidence
needs to be submitted unless requested by the .ASIA Registry.
- The Applicant must declare the particular ccTLD extension the SR3
application is based on.
- The WHOIS information obtained at the ccTLD registry should correspond
with the Registrant Contact information submitted.
- The Domain Name Applied for must correspond to the Entity Name.

Applicable ccTLDs nclude,,,, and
others. A list of the applicable ccTLD extensions is included in
Appendix A of the Special Advisory.

Interested readers can see more details there:

Hans-Peter Oswald


Secura GmbH
Frohnhofweg 18
D-50858 Koeln
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