Mark and Signed Mark Objects Mapping
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Internet Engineering Task Force                                G. Lozano
Internet-Draft                                                     ICANN
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                  Mark and Signed Mark Objects Mapping
                     draft-ietf-eppext-tmch-smd-05

Abstract

   Domain Name Registries (DNRs) may operate in special modes for
   certain periods of time enabling trademark holders to protect their
   rights during the introduction of a Top Level Domain (TLD).

   One of those special modes of operation is the Sunrise Period.  The
   Sunrise Period allows trademark holders an advance opportunity to
   register domain names corresponding to their trademarks before names
   are generally available to the public.

   This document describes the format of a mark and a digitally signed
   mark used by trademark holders for registering domain names during
   the sunrise phase of generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).  Three types
   of mark objects are defined in this specification: registered
   trademarks, court-validated marks, and marks protected by statue or
   treaty.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Object Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Holder and Contacts objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Mark  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Signed Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.4.  Encoded Signed Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   3.  Formal Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.1.  Signed Mark Schema  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.2.  Mark Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   4.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     4.1.  Verisign EPP SDK  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     4.2.  Verisign Consolidated Top Level Domain (CTLD) SRS . . . .  22
     4.3.  Verisign .COM / .NET SRS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     4.4.  REngin v3.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     4.5.  Uniregistry Corp. Shared Registry System (uSRS) . . . . .  23
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26

1.  Introduction

   Domain Name Registries (DNRs) may operate in special modes for
   certain periods of time enabling trademark holders to protect their
   rights during the introduction of a Top Level Domain (TLD).

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   One of those special modes of operation is the Sunrise Period.  The
   Sunrise Period allows trademark holders an advance opportunity to
   register domain names corresponding to their trademarks before names
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