SpyProductions needs to clarify the .info launch.
As stated in our Wednesday announcement
if someone challenges a .info
registration you make that is not in fact
Trademarked, you will lose it. There would be no reason for you to pay the $220
fee. Why pay $220to defend if you know you don’t have a trademark. Your total
cash liability is $100, the cost of the 5 year registration.
Some have asked us
what the legal implications are.
Yes, if someone wantsto take legal action they
can, but why? Keep in mind there is little motivation to pay an attorney to
sue anyone for
registering a domain that is lost in challenge. There is
no real actionable offense here.
More importantly, a challenger cannot take your
from you. A challenger can only have your domain sent back to the
pool. Onceagain, this means a challenger has little reason to
other than on principal and if they have expendable income to the tune of $295 per
challenge. Would you challenge a non-trademark holder for $295 just so
they can no longer own pingpong.info?
Our only hypothetical situation that fits
would be if
you registered a name important to big industry, like
If they challenged you, you would loose as this name cannot be trademarked and
wouldnt own one. The name would be returned to the
domain pool. However
we think that an industry phone company would rather broker a deal with
opposed to have the name sent back to the pool and
risk some other entity
more obstinate. And sooner or later our
hypothetical industry phone
would have to broker a deal with someone.
So as you can see, the challenge phase
can affect you
but hardly in a way that will create an undue burden on your life.
In the end you must
decide what is best for you.
Most customers have opted
to leave almost all their
.info request in the sunrise. Some have
moved some to landrush and dropped even less.
If you don’t want to risk a credit
card issue such as
card processor being down during your registration on Wednesday,
can opt to join
bulk list even if your order is as few as one domain.
This ensures you
your order will be processed. Contact us at
302.369.3060 to arrange
it. We will take pre-payment and tag your order
automatically processed with
our bulk queue.
Here are the timelines
for .info registrations.
July 25th - 31st Applications sent from registrars to
August 1st that bundle is processed. They are
processed round robin
name per registrar at a time) and each round is
randomized. So for
first round we could be 1st and the next round 8th
and the next
etc ...from round to round it goes until all
from all registrars.
August 1st - 4th that batch is processed on August
August 5th - 7th that batch is processed on August
August 8th - 10th that batch is processed on August
On August 15th the system goes real-time first come
unorthodox way for each registry to WHOIS what is
it now but suffice it to say, it is not going to be a
actual availability of any name searched.
Customers have asked
us, “How will I know my
registration has been
completed?” A confirmation
will be sent out for each
registration to the e-mail you selected
to be your
Refunds on deposits will be processed
after each batch
pre-paid (deposit) by wire
transfer, we will mail a
check. If you paid
credit card, we can refund
by check or return the
money to your card.
the $5 application
fee is non-refundable.
Remember anyone can register at sunrise. Do not
a domain that holds a trademark if you are NOT the trademark holder. If you have
any reason whatsoever to believe that your desired name(s) is trademarked,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to remove those names from sunrise.
changes to your order, you must e-mail or callus right
away. Ifour phones
are busy we will quickly return your call.
To learn more about Afilias’ rules on
this web page: http://www.afilias.info/faq/sunrise-challenge.html
last note: Wednesday there will be a single
search box on the
to register domains independently of our
automated Advance Request
Feel free to come back and use it for single
Thanks to all for your
patience with our recent
However we know it is imperative
our customers all know the
details of these historic domain launches. There is
a lot of hype and
disinformation going around. Our updates are solid and assuredly
The SpyProductions Team