The domain name registry for .CF (Central African Republic) has initiated the launch of this TLD which will finally be unrestricted and obtainable to all registrants regardless of location or nationality.
The live launch and real time registration will, however, follow a Sunrise application period for trademark holders. The Sunrise began May 2 and ends May 31, 2013.
Sunrise: May 2 – 31, 2013
Reserved for trademark owners. Eligible trademark registries are listed below.
Landrush/Launch: June 1, 2013
Regular .CF domain registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications for .CF domains will not be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis during the Sunrise period. Rather, they are collected during the entire Sunrise period to subsequently undergo a verification process.
Verified applications will be registered, provided that there are no other applications for the same domain name. In case of multiple applicants, the domain name will be determined by an auction process.
If you wish to file a Sunrise application, simply send your request along with pertinent trademark information to our Relations Department
Please include the following data:
- Domain name(s)
- Matching Word mark(s)
- Name of Trademark Agency
- Registration number at Trademark Agency
- Classification Owner / Assignee
Accepted trademark agencies:
INT – Madrid International Registrations
AU – IP Australia
AT – Osterreichisches Patentamt
BR – Instituo Nacional Da Propriedade Industrial
CA – Canadian Intellectual Property Office
CZ – Industrial Property Office
EE – Patendiamet
FI – National Board of Patents and Registration
FR – Institut national de la propriété
DE – Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
HK – Intellectual Property Department
HU – Hungarian Patent Office
IE – Irish Patents Office
IL – Israel Patens, Designs and Trademarks
JP – Industrial Property Digital Library
MA – Office Marocain de la Propriété
NL/BE/LU – Benelux Trademarks Office
NZ – Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
PH – Intellectual Property Philippines
PL – Polish Patent Office
RU – Rospatent
SK – Industrial Property Office
SI – Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
ES – Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas
SE – Swedish Patent and Registration Office
CH – Swissreg
UK – Intellectual Property Office
US – United States Patent and Trademark Office
Please note that some names have been provisionally “reserved” by the registry. Those include short letter domains (one-, two- or three-letter domains), Fortune 500 names and certain common/generic dictionary words. Applications for these domain name types will most likely incur a higher annual price per domain name.